Global Ministries

The United Methodist Church

Connecting the Church in Mission

Agabison Kalbeth

Serving At: West Africa Initiative of Liberia

Home Country: Nigeria, Africa

agabison kalbeth thumb.jpgAgabison Kalbeth is a Global Mission Fellow with the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, engaged in a two-year term of service. He was commissioned in August 2017.

The Global Mission Fellows program takes young adults ages 20-30 out of their home environments and places them in new contexts for mission experience and service. The program has a strong emphasis on faith and justice. Global Mission Fellows become active parts of their new local communities. They connect the church in mission across cultural and geographical boundaries. They grow in personal and social holiness and become strong young leaders working to build just communities in a peaceful world.

Agabison is from Taraba State, Nigeria, where he is a member of the United Methodist Church in Sayonti. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree (with honors) in botany from Taraba State University in Jalingo He has worked for the Nigerian National Youth Service Corps and as a researcher with the Gashaka Gumti National Park.

“The year 2004 was the year of my total rebirth in Jesus Christ,” Agabison recalls. “Thereafter, I welcomed the privilege of participating in groups and aspects of the church.”  His involvement slacked off in 2011 but through God’s grace and the encouragement of friends he got back on track. 

His call to mission service was influenced by missionaries he met during his secondary school.  He was deeply impressed by “their immense contributions toward the social well-being of people in my community, and their exemplary lifestyles.”

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