This Centre, located within the Sheppard-Worlock Library, is named after the most distinguished Professor Andrew F. Walls, Professor of History of Missions at Liverpool Hope University.
His missionary experiences in Sierra Leone and Nigeria, his teaching experiences at the universities in Aberdeen and Edinburgh and in many other Euro-American, African and Asian institutions of higher learning, and his lectures in mission conferences in numerous countries shape his perception and interpretation of Christianity. He has contributed immensely to the study of World Christianity.
Prof. Wall’s award-winning publications include The Missionary Movement in Christian History: Studies in the Transmission of Faith (1996) and The Cross-Cultural Process in Christian History (3rd rpt. 2005). In 2011, the Orbis Books honoured Professor Andrew Walls by publishing the book entitled Understanding World Christianity: The Vision and Work of Andrew F. Walls. Professor Walls has trained many scholars in diverse academic fields; nowadays they occupy important positions in different countries. His ideas and interpretative principles have transformed countless researchers to discover missionary movements afresh.