GIBU International Board of Trustees


Dr. Rudolph Q. Kwanue Sr.PhD

From West Africa,Liberia

Founder & International Coordinator

Chairman on the Board of Trustees

Dr. Rudolph Sr and his wife, Mother Rita live in the country of Liberia, Africa. They are Godly leaders with an unwavering loyalty to the Lord, and a passionate love for God’s Word. Dr. Kwanue is an author who has written words emphasizing the themes of hope, revival, reform, and restoration for God’s children. Dr. Kwanue is: President and pioneering Pastor at:
The proprietor of GRACE MISSION SCHOOL
Dr. Rudolph is also the Founding member of the:
and is now the General Security of the:
He is Founder and International CEO of the:
Dr. Kwanue is a humanitarian. He is also the Founder of the:
Pastor Rudolph Care Foundation,
which is now helping the sick, blind, and the school-going kids, the poor in general.
Grace International Bible University Student Handbook 2018/2019 Page 5
Rev. Dr. Rudolph is a great teacher of the Word of God with deep revelation knowledge and a dynamic Minister of God, who ministers under the apostolic unction with signs and wonders following. Dr. Kwanue was ordained as a Reverend by Bishop Dr. Timothy A. Johnson – USA, Executive Director of Minnesota Church Ministry Association on May 14, 2010. He is the author of “Respecting the Body of Christ, With Power of Motivations and Encouragement to all People.”
Dr. Rudolph’s Degrees are:
• AA Degree in School Administration from the Licosses Mobile Teacher Training College – Liberia
• Ministerial Certificate from the Liberty Christian Church Bible School – Monrovia
• Bachelor of Theology Degree and a
• Master of Ministry Degree from the Believer’s Bible College – Ghana
• Bachelor of Christian Education and a
• Master of Missions from the Word of Truth Bible Academy – Maryland, USA
• A Doctorate Degree of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Bible Studies from the Believer’s Bible College – Ghana
• A Diploma in Computer Desktop and Data Publishing from the Change Network 842-Computer School at Rehab Paynesville in 2007
• Dr. Rudolph has also been awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree from the Grace International College – USA as a Founding Father and International Director.
Dr. Kwanue is now writing his second Doctoral Degree thesis dissertation project in Christian Leadership with Word of Truth Bible Academy – USA.
Dr. Kwanue’s entire life has been upgraded by Christian values. He became a born-again Christian in 1992, and education has been his passion both secular and religious views.
Rev. Dr. Rudolph Q. Kwanue was born in Liberia on December 28, 1985, to the union of Mr. & Mrs. Kwanue at Beo. Gbehnelay Nimba County, Republic of Liberia. Dr. Rudolph is a young and strong visionary leader, pastor, school proprietor, church administrator, married couple’s counselor, father of inspiration, Bible college founder, professor, and coordinator. He has traveled on many missionary trips to many African nations. He is married to his beautiful wife, Rev. Mother Rita N. Kwanue and blessed with four sons, Rudolph Jr., Abel, Bishop Timothy, a Prophet Daniel Kwanue.

Bishop Dr. Frank A. Willett

From Baltimore Maryland USA

International President

Dr. Faye G. Hanshew

From Missouri USA

International Administrator & Graphics designer

Faye, a country girl born in the state of California has always gone to church and loved God. Her parents, Velma and Henry Ebeirus, were pastors and raised her to live by God’s Word. She married her husband, Dr. Bill Hanshew, on January 6, 1973. Their entire married life has been one of loving God and doing all they can for Him. Faye has her Associates of Arts, from Mineral Area College, Park Hills, MO, a Bachelor of Science in Management, and a Master’s in Business Administration, both from University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ. She is awaiting her Doctor of Theology from Bible Institutes of American, Raeford, North Carolina, and has an Honorary Doctorate in Church Administration from GIBU. She has pastored with her husband and has served as Children’s Pastor, Youth Pastor, and Co-Pastor. Her passion is to see others understand the true Word of God and understand that His love is unconditional and everlasting. He will always be there for you, and with Him, you can do ALL things!

Bishop Dr. Timothy A. Johnson

From Minnesota USA

International Senior Advisor

Bishop Dr. Timothy A. Johnson  holds the B.A. in History/Secondary Education from Trinity Int’l University; the ThB and ThM from American Bible College; the Doctor of Divinity from St.Thomas-a-Becket University of Canterbury, ordination in the Evangelical Free Church of America, and has been conse- crated as Bishop of MCMA, Africa Chapter.  He served on the pastoral staff at Central Free Church in Minneapolis(1980-84) and since 1984 as Executive Director of the MCMA, and in several churches and organizations as a consultant. MCMA offers training for pastors and church leaders in the United States and also in a growing program on the continent of Africa.  MCMA Africa is centered in Nigeria and reaches across from West to Central and to  East African nations.  He is the author of  Celebrate What Is!; Christian Perspectives in the Public Square, Power Motivation for church leaders, and The Gospel Nudge: How A Mentoring Mindset Accomplishes the Mission of the Church.   He lives in Eden Prairie, Minnesota USA with wife Mary, son Jeffrey, daughter Andrea, their spouses and children.

Dr.Bill Hanshew

From Missouri USA

International Consultant

Bishop Dr. Yebiyo Ghebrezghi

B.Th and D.CL – DRC

Secretary General – GIBC


Dr. Maureen Gouveia-Whitehead

PhD in Leadership for Higher Education

International Consultant & Curriculum Specialist

Dr. Maureen Gouveia-Whitehead grew up in England, UK from where she immigrated to America in 1996 and presently resides in Orlando, Florida. She is a Doctor of Philosophy with a PhD in Leadership for Higher education with distinction from Capella University. Her tenure in the education industry spans over 31 years and she is currently the founder of MMGW Christian Academy, an online nonprofit school for adult learners, she is also Dean of Education for another Christian University in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Whitehead was recognized as a Distinguished Professional in education and featured in the 2015/2016 edition of Women of Distinction Magazine. As a seasoned educator and administrator Dr. Whitehead believes education help build integrity, self-esteem, and leads to self-sufficiency. Her latest book ‘Education Matters’ was published in 2017 and is available from Barnes & Nobles and
Dr. Whitehead has an extensive background ranging from College Professor and administrator to singer/songwriter/producer, motivational speaker, radio announcer, author, cable TV host, TV actress and much more, her singing pseudonym is Maureen Gee. In 2018 she produced her latest album “Songs of Encouragement” and her latest single “Don’t Fake It” available from and YouTube videos of her performances also exist. Choosing to answer God’s calling on her life, she is determined to make her ministry a lifelong ambition, bringing encouragement and hope to God’s people.
Words of Encouragement to GIBU Students
From Dr. Maureen Gouveia-Whitehead
I want to encourage every student to always remain on a learning curve because every day brings new knowledge and insight through all they will discover especially about themselves. Remember, you are all God’s treasure and your lives are treasured as you improve your knowledge for transforming other lives in line with God’s requirements. Let part of your legacy be that you used each day to be the best you can be to God’s Glory!!