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  • PhD, New Testament & Early Christianity, King’s College London (University of London)
  • ThM, Evangelical Theological Seminary (Osijek, Croatia)
  • MA, Biblical Studies, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies & University of Leeds
  • BTh, Evangelical Theological Seminary (Osijek, Croatia)
  • Diploma, Pastoral Ministries & Religious Education, Ghana Christian University

Featured Publications

First the Kingdom of God: Global Voices on Global Mission
Authors: Daniel K Darko, Beth Snodderly (Editor)
Publisher: William Carey International University Press (2014)

Career Highlights

Significant number of years experience as a local church pastor, university chaplain and Director roles in Youth for Christ. More recent scholarship in New Testament studies have focused on kinship and spirit-cosmology in the letters of Paul. Dan was a contributor to the Africa Study Bible, the new edition of Dictionary of Paul and the Letters, T&T Clark Handbook of Pneumatology, T&T Clark Handbook to Social Identity and the New Testament etc.

Recent Book Chapters & Articles

Darko, D.K., “Principalities and Powers,” in Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception. Berlin: De Gruyter (forthcoming)

Darko, D.K., “Hope” in Dictionary of Paul and the Letters – 2nd ed. (Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2023), pp. 446-449.

Darko, D.K., “Kinship and Leadership in 1 Timothy: A Study of Filial Framework and Model for Christian Communities in Asia Minor,” Religions 14:2.169 (2023):1-14.

Darko, D.K., “The Spirit in Ephesians and Philippians: Together by Divine Enabling,” Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies 43.3/4 (2021): 508-520.

Darko, D.K., “‘The Ruler of the Power of the Air’ in the Salvific Story of God’s Household in Ephesians 2,” Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies 5.1 (2020): 6-23.

Darko, D.K., “Kinship in Discipleship: The ‘Father’ Image of God and Disciples as ‘Brothers’ in Matthew’s Sermon on the Mount” in Exploring Biblical Kinship (CBQMS 55 [eds. J.C. Campbell and P.J. Hartin]; Washington DC: The Catholic Biblical Association of America, 2016), pp. 239-255.

Darko, D.K., “What Does It Mean to Be Saved: An African Reading of Ephesians 2,” Journal of Pentecostal Theology 24 (2015): 44-56.

Darko, D.K., “Adopted Siblings in the Household of God: Kinship Lexemes in the Social Identity Construction of Ephesians” in The Handbook to Social Identity and the New Testament (London: T&T Clark, 2014), pp. 333-346.

Darko, D.K., “Seeking the Kingdom of God in a Changing Landscape” in First the Kingdom of God: Global Voices on Global Missions (Pasadena, WCIU Press, 2014), pp. 1-6

Darko, D.K., (reprint) “Paul’s Legacy of Co-Operation for Twenty-First Century Missiology and Missions Practice” in First the Kingdom of God: Global Voices on Global Missions (Pasadena, WCIU Press, 2014) pp. 83-98


A native of Ghana, Dan served in executive and pastoral roles in Ghana, Croatia, England and in the United States. Prior to Taylor, he was the Wilson-Ockenga Professor of Biblical Studies and Director of Church Relations at Gordon College, MA. He taught at Central University (Ghana) and the University of Scranton, PA (a Jesuit) and for ten years as a Visiting Professor at Regent University (Ghana). Dan teaches in Egypt, Uganda, India, South Africa and Nigeria, as time allows. He is the founding President and Executive Director of a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering Africans (primarily girls) through education in Africa called Africa Potential.