Originally published as part of the 75th Anniversary celebration, November 2019.
Carrying the Peacemaking Spirit
Building bridges always came naturally to Pascal Kulungu. Ever before setting foot on Fresno Pacific University's campus, Pascal carried a peacemaking spirit. Pascal knew that his drive to inspire peace among people was a calling from God; a calling that took him from his home country of the Democratic Republic of Congo all the way to the United States. After earning both his bachelor's and master's degrees at FPU, Pascal returned to Congo and founded the Center for Peacebuilding, Leadership and Good Governance—the first of its kind in the nation. Pascal also led the Mennonite Brethren Church of Congo Health Department, and was finance director and professor at the Christian University in Kinshasa. Pascal continued to put his leadership and peacebuilding skills to use by training hundreds of students, pastors and rising political leaders in Congo until he passed in January 16, 2019, five days after being elected to Parliament.
7 Areas of Prayer: International Relations
Safety for missionaries and those serving abroad
Success in Gospel witness
Peace among their communities
Cultural sensitivity and awareness
Prosperity and peace in under-resourced regions
Development of local leaders
FPU grads pursuing careers in missions and international relations