What brought me to Perkins was my wish to develop spiritual and intellectual potentials to serve both the local churches and new institutions of higher learning put in place by the UMC Central Conferences in Africa. Perkins was the ideal institution committed to continued academic excellence and social relevance. In my view, Perkins School of Theology is helping me build a better society through research, innovation, and community interaction. To a prospective student I can say that Perkins School of Theology is a melting pot of both quality learning and teaching that lead students to a faithful, coherent and responsible articulation of Christian faith.