Rev. Dr. Salim Faraji

Salim Faraji, Ph.D. is Associate Professor and Chair of Africana Studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills. His research and scholarship represents transgresses the traditional boundaries of Africana Studies, Religious Studies, African History, Nubian Studies, Ancient History, African Diaspora Studies, Martial Arts and Youth Development & Education. He is the author of the book The Roots of Nubian Christianity Uncovered: The Triumph of the Last Pharaoh and co-author of the book The Origin of the Word Amen: Ancient Knowledge the Bible Has Never Told and a contributing author to the Encyclopedia of African Religion and The Oxford Dictionary of African Biography. He is a researcher and practitioner of African and African American martial arts and is currently revising his book MontuScholar: Mysticism and Martial Arts in Africa and the African Diaspora. He also presents a ministerial background having completed his Master of Divinity at the Claremont School of Theology and is currently a licensed preacher at Christ Our Redeemer African Methodist Episcopal Church in Irvine, CA and a practicing African Traditional Priest who has been initiated in the Akan traditions of Ghana, West Africa and the Sacred Order of the Sons of Ra-Temple of Amen-Ra, Los Angeles, CA. He has made several trips to West Africa and Egypt and is married to a lovely Ghanaian woman Naa Lomley Lomotey-Faraji and is the father of two young adults Nailah and Yaa Asantewaa.