Tallis Obed Moses

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His Excellency
Tallis Obed Moses
Tallis Obed Moses 2017.jpg
President of Vanuatu
Assumed office
6 July 2017
Prime Minister Charlot Salwai
Preceded by Esmon Saimon (Acting)
Personal details
Born (1954-10-24) October 24, 1954 (age 63)[1]
Port Vato, West Ambrym, Vanuatu
Political party Independent
Spouse(s) Estella Moses[2]
Alma mater Sydney Missionary and Bible College

Tallis Obed Moses (born 24 October 1954) is a ni-Vanuatu pastor who has been President of Vanuatu since 6 July 2017.[3]

Biography[edit]

Moses was originally from Port Vato, West Ambrym.[1] He attended Primary School from 1964 to 1967. He later worked for the Teaching Service as a teacher in various schools,[4] before attending the Tangoa Presbyterian Bible Institute in South Santo in 1978.[1] He studied at the Sydney Missionary and Bible College in Australia from 1980 to 1981 and graduated with Diploma in Divinity and Mission.[4] He later studied at Talua Ministry Training Centre between 1985 and 1986, graduating with a Diploma in Theology. He went back to Australia in 1989 and studied at the Alan Walker College of Evangelism, where he graduated in 1989 with Certificate of Merit.[5]

Moses also served as a pastor at Erromango, Ranon in North Ambrym, Luganville and Bamefau. A long-serving pastor and a former moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu (elected in 2009 and again in 2013)[4] after received religious training and education in Australia and Papua New Guinea[6] when he was chosen among 16 candidates after four rounds of voting (received 40 votes out of 57 from the Electoral College) to succeed Baldwin Lonsdale, who had died in office.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT VANUATU'S NEW PRESIDENT". YTS News. 6 July 2017.
  2. ^ Vanuatu Daily Post, President: Members of SDA Church requested me first
  3. ^ "Tallis Obed Moses named as new Vanuatu president". Radio New Zealand. 6 July 2017. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  4. ^ a b c Logo, Goodwin (6 July 2017). "Obed Moses Tallis Is Vanuatu's New President". Pacific Islands Report.
  5. ^ "Newly President elected". Pasifik. 6 July 2017.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Tallis Obed Moses: Presbyterian pastor sworn in as Vanuatu's new President". ABC News. 6 July 2017.
Political offices
Preceded by
Esmon Saimon
Acting
President of Vanuatu
2017–present
Incumbent