Rev. Dr. Pashington Obeng
Pash has served the Hills Church since 1989.
He is the staff liaison for the church’s Men’s Group and Outreach Committees, and he works with Judy to do pastoral care. He also supervises our student ministers and thus, works with the church’s Teaching Parish Committee. Each summer, Pash leads church members on mission trips to Karnataka, India where the Hills Church maintains an outreach partnership to advance the social and material conditions of Siddis (African Indians) and other marginalized communities.
Outside the Hills Church, Pash is a faculty member at area colleges.
He is a graduate of the University of Ghana, Legon ,where he earned his B.A. (Honors) in English Literature and Trinity College, Legon, where he studied comparative religion and ministry before he was ordained in 1976.
He is a graduate of Cape Coast University, Ghana where he did postgraduate studies in Education. Pash received further postgraduate training in Journalism and Communication, focusing on media and society at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. He holds a Ph.D. from Boston University specializing in religion and cultural communication. He is also a graduate of Princeton Seminary, New Jersey, after studying for his masters in theological anthropology and communication.
Pash has also done postdoctoral studies at the Center for the Study of World Religions and the African and African-American Studies Department both at Harvard University, and at St. Antony’s College, Oxford University, England.