Houston Graduate School of Theology

Kwasi Kena


Kwasi Kena, PhD


Visiting Professor of Ethnic and Multicultural Ministries

DMin, Afrocentric Pastoring and Preaching, United Theological Seminary

MDiv, Oral Roberts University

About Dr. Kena

The Rev. Dr. Kwasi Kena, a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has a diverse educational background. He has earned the following degrees: B.S. in Business Administration and Management, Bradley University, B.M. in Jazz Piano Performance, Wisconsin College Conservatory of Music, MDiv Oral Roberts University and a DMin in Afrocentric Pastoring and Preaching, United Theological Seminary.

Dr. Kena is a retired, ordained elder in the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference (GNJAC) of the United Methodist Church. He served as the GNJAC Congregational Development Coordinator. Prior to his present appointment he served as the Director of Evangelism at the General Board of Discipleship (GBOD) and as the Field Services Director and General Editor at the General Commission on United Methodist Men (GCUMM).

Kena’s other ministry experiences include the following: cross-cultural pastoral appointments and co-founder of a new-church start in the Iowa Annual Conference. He has taught a wide range of courses at the following institutions: Oral Roberts University (Oral Communication), Hawkeye Community College (Public Speaking), and Director of Student Diversity and visiting professor at Wartburg College (American Minorities, World Religions, Christian Ethics, and Multicultural Education). He has also served as a General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM) commissioned missionary to Ghana, West Africa, and as a Missionary in Residence with GBGM in New York City.

Dr. Kena is a fiber artist who enjoys spinning yarn and weaving. He also enjoys playing piano and creating original compositions and jazz arrangements of popular hymns and praise songs. He is married to The Rev. Dr. Safiyah Fosua. The couple has two sons and two grandchildren.

Contact Information


Phone: 713-942-9505