Bishop Benjamin Kwashi, OON
The Most Rev. Dr. Benjamin Argak Kwashi is the bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Jos and archbishop of the Ecclesiastical Province of Jos in the Church of Nigeria. He was ordained in 1982 and 10 years later became the bishop of Jos. In January 2008, he was presented as the archbishop of Jos Province in the Church of Nigeria.
His pastoral experience is wide and varied; he has worked in rural and urban churches, as well as at a theological college. Kwashi has held many positions on boards and trusts, both within Nigeria and internationally; he is the international board chairman of Sharing of Ministries Abroad. In 2003, he was conferred with the national honour of Officer of the Order of the Niger.
Bishop Kwashi is engaged in mediation and peace building in the Middle Belt, a region that has been marked by ethnic and religious tensions. He is married to Gloria and they have six children, one of them is also a priest. They have 54 orphans living with them in Jos, Northern Nigeria.