Rev’d. Prof Emmanuel K Larbi is the Founder and Chancellor of Regent University College of Science and Technology, Ghana.
He is so far the only Ghanaian credited for successfully pioneering two private universities within the space of seven years. His distinguished pioneering efforts led to the establishment of Central University College, Ghana (now Central University) where he served as its founding President from November 1998 until July 2003.
Professor Larbi served as the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Sub-committee of the Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) which produced the Code of Conduct for the political parties towards the 2000 Presidential and Parliamentary elections.
In 2011, he received the Best Award in Entrepreneurship, Education Category, from the UT/Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana. In 2013, he also received the Distinguished Citizen of Larteh Award, conferred on him by Osabarima Asiedu Okoo Ababio III, Benkumhene of Akuapem traditional area, for his humanitarian activities in the provision of educational infrastructure and other social interventions. The Presbyterian Church of Ghana also gave him an award at its 14th General Assembly in 2014, for his involvement in various educational and other social interventions.
His qualifications include Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Theology, Pan Africa Christian College, Nairobi, Kenya; Master of Divinity and Master of Theology degrees from Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology (now Africa International University), Kenya. He also holds Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. He has done a one-year post-doctoral research at the Global Research Institute, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California, USA.
His ground breaking book, Pentecostalism: the Eddies of Ghanaian Christianity, is so far, the most comprehensive research on the origins and development of the Pentecostal-Charismatic Christianity in Ghana, a work that is yet to be replicated in other African countries.
He is currently working on three major works:
The organisations he has worked with include: Management Development and Productivity Institute (MDPI), where he served as an Accounting Officer, Cementation Construction Limited ( a British Civil Engineering and Construction Company), where he served as Office Manager on the White Volta and the Black Volta Bridges.
Rev. Larbi is passionate about social justice, the empowerment of the poor, matters relating to quality education at all levels, Africa’s development issues, and Africa’s leadership and cultural challenges, among others.
He is currently an Associate Minister at the Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC), Atomic Branch, Accra, a ministry of The Church of Pentecost.
Prof. Larbi is married to Florence Naa Bessa Larbi. They have four grown up children.