Rev. Mmoja Ajabu graduated from the Interdenominational Theological Center located in Atlanta, Georgia, with a Masters of Divinity Degree in 2004. He has been the Minister of Social Concerns with Light of the World Christian Church in Indianapolis, Indiana under the stellar leadership of Bishop T. Garrott Benjamin. He is one of the most passionate, controversial guest on the speaking circuit. He offers well-researched proof that capital punishment is legalized racism that must be abolished. Rev. Ajabu has appeared on CNN, Geraldo, and National Public Radio. Articles on him have appeared on the front pages of the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and the Indianapolis Star and many, many other publications. Recently the Indianapolis Monthly wrote a full length feature article on this Panther that has changed to preacher. Rev.

Ajabu is intelligent, articulate and not one to mince words. He is available to discuss:

   · How America and its legal system originated from racist thoughts.
   · That in our colonial days, American laws allowed blacks to be killed for violating laws that didn’t even  
     apply to whites
   · The real reason white racists fear black men
   · The difference between white and black justice
   · His own son’s death penalty trial
   · How Mmoja was maced, beaten and jailed during a death penalty demonstration.
   · Statistics that support his views (in Indiana, where he lives, blacks make up 55% of the death row
     population and 12% of the general population.

Credentials: Mmoja Ajabu is a former commander-in-chief of the Black Panther Militia. He holds degrees in electrical engineering technology and organizational leadership and supervision and a Masters of Divinity degree from Atlanta’s prestigious Interdenominational Theological Center
Availability: Nationwide and globally.
International Hunger Initiative (IHI) (2008-present)<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
Board member
Organization addresses hunger both locally (in Indianapolis) and globally (Kenya, Africa)

IUPUI School of Education
Advisory Board Member
Advise Executive Associate Dean on increasing the University’s community presence.

Indiana Church Federation
Committee Member
Original organizer and continued committee of Sacred Conversations which addresses race relations around Religion, Race, and Politics.

Disciples of Christ (2001-present)
Ordination Board Member
Determine whether ordination candidates are fit to serve the Christian Church

Mmoja has also been recognized and accomplished the following:

  • Indianapolis Monthly (December 2008)
  • Subject of featured article In The Name Of The Father
  • Indiana School Counselor Association (ISCA) Annual Conference (2008)
  • Workshop Co-Facilitator, “Working with ‘Diverse’ Populations: A Liberation Perspective on School Counseling”
  • International Counseling Psychology Conference (ICPC), Chicago, Illinois (2008)
  • Conference Co-Presenter, “Teaching Collaboratively About Racism’s Local, Global Reality”
  • IUPUI Black Student Union (January 2008)
  • 39th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Drum Major Instinct” Award Recipient
  • Indianapolis Star (January 2007)
  • Subject of featured article From Rage To Redemption
  • Indiana School Counselor Association (ISCA) Annual Conference (2007)
  • Conference Co-Presenter, “Working with ‘Diverse’ Populations: A Liberation Perspective on School Counseling”
  • Interdenominational Theological Center (June 2004)
  • Campbell H.V. Richardson Scholarship Award
  • State Of Georgia (June 2002)
  • “Outstanding Georgia Citizen Award” recipient from Georgia Secretary of State, Cathy Cox
  • Self-Published Author (April 1998)
  • The Racist Origin Of The Death Penalty In America; Explains Its Present Racist Application
  • Office of The Indianapolis Mayor (August 1995)
  • Received letter of appreciation from Mayor Stephen Goldsmith for calming the riots in College Avenue vicinity
  • Indiana Black Expo (September 1981-83)
  • Chair of the “International Afrikan Symposium.” Brought African Ambassadors, United States government officials, United Nations officials, and African Liberation Movements to Indianapolis to discuss the global ramifications of African struggles and U.S. policy.
  • United States Army (1968-1971)
  • Heavy equipment operator, Vietnam Veteran