Reverend Benjamin C. Datiri, PhD is the pastor of Mt. Traveler Missionary Baptist Church, Waverly, Alabama. He is the son of the late Mr. Chumang D. Datiri and Mrs. Antele Martha Datiri, born in rural part of Plateau State, Nigeria. Currently, he is also a Research Associate Professor and Assistant Director, Comparative Medicine Resource Center, Tuskegee University, Alabama. Pastor Datiri has a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He moved to Tuskegee University, Alabama to take up a postdoctoral research position in 1990. Prior to coming to the United States in 1983, Dr. Datiri is a product of the Faculty of Agriculture, Ahmadu Bello University at Samaru-Zaria, Nigeria where he completed the BS and MS degrees. Dr. Datiri’s biography has been included in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering in America; Who’s Who in America; and Who’s Who in the World Dr. Datiri’s calling into the Gospel Ministry was early and he has been involved in Ministry since high school serving as President of the Evangelism group and organizing youth Bible Study and outreach program in his village during vacations. At college he served as the President of the Tract Club, an evangelism arm of the Fellowship of Christian Students at Ahmadu Bello University. Concurrently, he was a youth Sunday School Instructor at a local church in Samaru-Zaria, Nigeria. Upon returning to Samaru-Zaria for his Master’s program after a one-year compulsory national service, Dr. Datiri became more involved in the local church serving faithfully as youth Sunday school Instructor, Bible Study leader, layman preacher, Executive Church Secretary, and an Evangelist with the outreach program to the Muslims. In the United States as a graduate student at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dr. Datiri served as President of the African Christian Students both at the local chapter and Regional levels on two separate occasions. He also served in the Greeters Ministry at Middleton Baptist Church, Madison, Wisconsin. Upon coming to Alabama, Dr. Datiri joined the Greater St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, Tuskegee and served as the Associate Minister overseeing the Friendship Evangelism Ministry he initiated under the pastorate of Dr. C. P. Noble until his calling to become the Pastor of Mt. Traveler. Also, Dr. Datiri was the College-aged Sunday School class Instructor, Bible Study substitute Instructor in the absence of Dr. Noble, and New Testament Class Instructor at Greater St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, Tuskegee until his calling to Pastor Mt. Traveler Missionary Baptist Church, Waverly in February 2004. Dr. Datiri also served as a professor at Selma University in Alabama from 1996 to 1998. Dr. Datiri is blessed with a faithful wife, Mrs. Roseline C. Datiri, a graduate of Colorado Technical University Online and this union has produced five lovely, God-fearing children: three boys (Teyei, Ninrat and Noro) and two girls (Simi and Yeipyeng). Simi and Teyei completed their BS programs from Tuskegee University in Occupational Therapy and Biology, respectively; Ninrat has a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI and currently a graduate student in Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA; Yeipyeng is a Biology/pre-Optometry graduate student at Tuskegee University; and Noro is an undergraduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI (children listed from the oldest to the youngest). There has been an addition of two daughters (Phoebe and Dorothy) to the Datiri’s family through marriages since 2012: Teyei married Phoebe and Ninrat married Dorothy. Dr. Datiri is a visionary leader using ancient wisdom. He has great love for the children and is a father figure role model for the youth. Dr. Datiri lays strong emphasis on the youth as the church of today. Parents and children will be glad to know Dr. Datiri and have him as their pastor because he is a humble man with a shepherd’s heart.