Rev Dr Isaac Chukpue-Padmore Profile
Rev. Dr. Isaac Chukpue-Padmore was born onto the union of Mr. & Mrs. Nangbo Chukpue on March 7, 1965 in Tubmanville, Grand Bassa County. As the only child, for his mother, he was processed and oriented through a highly standardized Christian value by his late uncle Rev. Isaac G. Padmore, a Pastor and prayer warrior of The United Methodist Church, after whom he was named.
The Vice President for Administration of the United Methodist University started his primary and Junior high school education in 1975 at the Camphor United Methodist Mission, the J. F. Yancy United Methodist School in Grand Bassa County. In 1981, he attended the Liberia Christian High School in Grand Bassa County where he obtained his High School Diploma and Certificate in 1984.
Dr. Chukpue-Padmore continued with his educational process again at the Gbarnga School of Theology in 1987 where he obtained a Diploma in Theology then subsequently obtained a Bachelor in Theology in 1994, after the Liberian Civil War. He earned his Master in Theological Studies, in 2005 from the Southern Methodist University Perkins School of Theology, Dallas, TX. USA.
The Vice President for Administration again enrolled at the Asbury Theological Seminary, Kentucky, USA where he earned his Doctoral Degree in Ministry (D. Min.) in Christian Leadership and Biblical Preaching. More to the above, the VPA earned many Certificates and Diplomas in Leadership Administration. Presently, he enrolled at the Louisiana Baptist University, USA where he is working on his Ph.D in Educational Administration.
CALL TO MINISTRY
The Rev. Dr. Isaac Chukpue-Padmore, Vice President for Administration, United Methodist University, was called to ministry in 1984 when he obtained his License as Lay Speaker at the Whitfield United Methodist Church, in Grand Bassa County. In 1985, he was Licensed Lay Pastor, and appointed Associate Pastor at the James A. Garfield United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. John G. Innis, now Bishop, serving as his senior pastor. He was Ordained Elder in Full Connection, Liberia Annual Conference at the E. J. Goodridge UMC in 1994.
Rev. Dr. Chukpue-Padmore rose through the ranks and files of The United Methodist Church from Lay Speaker, Lay Pastor, Associate Pastor, Senior Pastor, and District Superintendent for St. John River District. He is serving on the following Boards, Councils and Committees of the Conference.
- Delegate to both General and Central Conferences, UMC. (2012 and 2016)
- Chair, Conference Program Committee.
- Board of Ordained Ministry
- Board of Pension and Health Benefit
- Board of Trustees
- Council on Finance and Administration
- Board of Directors, United Methodist University (UMU)
- Serving as Secretary for the Liberia Annual Conference (LAC/UMC) and the West Africa Central Conference (WACC).
The VPA is not only a pastor; he’s also an educator and an administrator. He earned many Certificates & Diplomas in Leadership Administration and presently teaching at the United Methodist University. He served as Dean for the Liberal Arts College and now serving as the Vice President for Administration, United Methodist University.
Dr. Chukpue-Padmore took the hand of Mrs. Annie Chukpue-Padmore in Holy Matrimony April 4, 1992 and the union is blessed with 6 children
The Vice President for Administration travels throughout Africa, Middle East and The United States of America
- Worship Guide for Pastors and Worship Leaders – The United Methodist Church in Liberia
- Changing the Role and Status of Women in the Liberian Society and Church through Christian Education (A Thesis submitted to the Gbarnga School of Theology (GST) in 1994.
- The Indigenization of Christian Worship In Urban Liberia: A Key to Christian Discipleship in The United Methodist Church of Liberia (A Dissertation submitted to Asbury Theological Seminary, 2014).
Facts and Figures
- Established 1998
- Inception in 2000 with 203 students
- 169 administrative and support staff
- 355 teaching part-time and full-time staff
- 24 diploma, undergraduate and graduate programs
- 7 colleges
- Approximately 5000 students
- 54% Female enrollment
- 46% Male enrollment
- 4 campuses
- Partnership: Salem State University in Salem, Massachusetts, USA
- Affiliating Universities/Organizations
- Association of Liberian Universities
- Association of African University
- African Association of Methodist Institutions of Higher Education
- African Association of United Methodist Theological Institutions
- The International Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges, and Universities