Dr. Muhammad Schmidt, Presiding Bishop of the Christian Missionary Anglican Communion (CMAC)

Born in 1950, Dr Schmidt graduated in Theology and Religious Studies in addition to other majors like in Linguistics, Chinese, English and African Studies from universities in Germany and abroad. After graduation, he pursued a career as a university professor in teaching and research at several universities worldwide (Korea, China, USA, North and Sub-Saharan Africa) with several publications in his fields of expertise to his credit. When he felt the call to Christian Ministry at the mature age of 50, Dr Schmidt became consecrated as a priest and bishop in the Anglican rite after successful completion of additional studies in Theology and Comparative Religion. During his office as the Presiding Bishop of the Christian Missionary Anglican Communion (CMAC), Dr Schmidt was the co-founder of International Faith Theological Seminary (IFTS) in Nairobi, Kenya, which later developed into an international college network with branches in different other countries underserved in education (Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Nigeria, Nepal and Haiti). As the first president of this college network, he also initiated and oversaw various Bible Translation projects in areas with smaller language communities of less than 100, 000 speakers. Schmidt retired from work in 2014 and continues to publish books and give additional lectures when invited to do so.