Manhee has served with Global Scholars Canada in The Gambia since 2017 and taught about 300 students during his tenure there. Manhee teaches in the new Christian Studies program at the University of The Gambia in Serrekunda. Living conditions here come with intermittent basic services for the family. Manhee published his first book in 2020 called The Fate of the Man of God from Judah.
The Gambia is the smallest country in mainland Africa, and most citizens live below the poverty level. Also a 95% Muslim country, all students are welcome in the courses of the Christian Studies program – the only access to studying Christianity in the country. This small outpost of Christian teaching is one of the key strategic locations in which GSC has been involved for many years already, with extended leadership from Glen Taylor, who is also a GSC scholar.
TEACHING WITH GLOBAL SCHOLARS CANADA – The Gambia, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal
- UNIVERSITY OF THE GAMBIA
- Old Testament
- Biblical Exegesis and Hermeneutics
2. AMERICAN THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE – Côte d’Ivoire & Senegal
- Old Testament – Intercession Courses
Christian Studies Department Orientation, Sept 2019. Manhee is pictured beside Layne Turner, Global Scholars US faculty.
Christian Religious Studies (CRS) students with Glen Taylor, an integral person in the formation of the CRS program.
End of semester gathering
Yoon’s close narrative and theological reading of 1 Kings 13 take us to the heart of one of the most provocative and intriguing stories of the Old Testament story. Yoon opens up this vexing story about a man of God from Judah and an old-line prophet that has intrigued readers throughout history in a fresh way. He not only explains the story in a convincing way but calls readers to serious theological and ethical reflections upon the issues raised by the story.
– Marion Ann Taylor, Professor of Old Testament, Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto.
SPECIAL MOMENTS IN GSC MINISTRY
“I had a strong conviction that God was calling me to the ministry of teaching in the new Christian Studies program at the University of The Gambia. This program began in the fall of 2015, and I joined the faculty in February 2017. (Read more about the formation of the program here.) God encouraged me to join this ministry with the thought that, if there is a need in The Gambia and I can be of help, I should be able to make myself available for the need. I am thankful that I have never regretted coming to The Gambia.”
2016 – Manhee earned his PhD at Wycliffe college. Read more about his story here.
“There was a graduation in February 2020 which was the first graduation for our program since it was begun in 2015. (Read more about the graduation here.) Eleven students graduated from the university with a B.A. degree in Theology for the first time in the history of the nation. This was a very encouraging moment for lecturers, Gambian church leaders, and all supporters. The graduates are currently working at various capacities as pastors, principals, and teachers.”
2020 – Manhee with the first graduating class of the Christian Studies program.
“I am serving as a board member of a Christian bookstore in The Gambia called Lifeway Bookshop. I preach on Sundays at the local church that I am attending and also at other churches as guest speaker.”
Manhee has 2 children and his wife volunteers with IFES.
He earned a BA in English Language and Literature from Sogang University, an MDiv from Chongshin University, an MA in Biblical Languages from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and a PhD in Old Testament Studies at the University of St. Michael’s College.
Hobbies include “reading books, growing flowers, playing with my dogs, and driving to the countryside for change”.