Dr. Reynaldo Taniajura is area superintendent and missions director in Grace Communion International (Philippines). Since 2001, he has taught in several seminaries and graduate schools in the fields of leadership, transformational development, conflict management and restorative justice. Currently, Dr. Taniajura is an adjunct professor of International Graduate School of Leadership (IGSL) teaching community transformation and development, and restorative justice. He also serves as IGSL’s director of the certificate program in conflict management studies. He is also a professor of Asian School of Development and Cross- Cultural Studies (ASDECS).
From 2009 to 2011, Dr. Taniajura was the National Director of the Philippine Missions Association, the mission commission of the Philippine Churches of Evangelical Churches. He is former 3rd vice-chairman of Asia Missions Association as well as member of the Asian Evangelical Association mission commission. After serving as founder and President of the National Prisons Ministries Philippines, Inc. for seven years, he has now become its Chairman Emeritus. He is also currently serving as international representative in the Philippines of Accelerating International Missions Strategies (AIMS), a missions organization based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.A. He is also co-chairman of Disciple Nations Alliance movement in the Philippines. Early in 2013 he was designated as Field Dean in the Philippines of William Carey International University, based in Pasadena, California, U.S.A.
Dr. Taniajura obtained his Doctor of Philosophy in Philippine Studies at the University of the Philippines in 2001 and a Doctor of Ministry in 2006 at Trinity Theological Seminary in Indiana, U.S.A. He has had additional training in leadership in Haggai Institute in Maui, Hawaii; Canaan Farmers School in Seoul, Korea; Institute of Correctional Management in Kerala, India; and in restorative justice in Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada.