Rev. Dr. Mosese Mailo


  • Ordained Minister(Methodist Church of Samoa)

Current Position

  • College Principal                                         
  • Lecturer in Biblical Studies and Homiletics

Courses/Lecture in

  • BS 222, Gospels
  • BS 421, Pauline Writings
  • BS 521, Scriptures in Early Judaism and Christianity
  • BS 531, Apocalyptic Literature
  • BS 631, Oceania Biblical Hermeneutics
  • MN 212, Homiletics

Research Interest

  • Biblical Interpretation in Oceania
  • Postcolonial literature and
  • Biblical Studies
  • History and Semantics of the Samoan (Bible) Language,
  • Oceania Literature and Traditions

Summary: Curriculum Vitae


  • 22 Years as Ordained Minister; Samoa Methodist
    Church (1999-2021)
  • 15 Years as Lecturer, Piula (2001, 2004-2005, 2008-2021)
    2 years as Registrar and Dean of Studies, Piula (2012-2014)
  • Current Chairman of SPATS Accreditation Commission
    for 5 Years (2016-2021)
  • 2 Years as President of Oceania Biblical Studies
    Association (2015-2016)
  • 5 Years as Tutor and Supervisor; Student International Training (SIT) Programme. (American College Students in
    Samoa) (2012-2017)
  • 6 Years as Member of the Oxford Institute of Wesleyan
    Studies (Oxford University, 2007—2013)
  • Member of the “Society of Biblical Literature.” (The most
    prestigious and worldwide Society of Biblical Scholars that meet in
    the United States every year.)
  • Curriculum and Academic Programme Designer, Piula
  • 10 Years experience as a Reader and Examiner of
    Research Theses (Bachelor, Masters and Ph.D. Levels)


  • (NZ) University Entrance Certificate (Samoa College, 1985)
  • Diploma in Theology (Piula Theological College, Samoa 1996)
  • Bachelor of Divinity (Piula Theological College, Samoa 2001)
  • Masters of Theology with Distinction (Pacific Theological
    College, Suva 2003)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (University of Birmingham, UK 2008)
  • Diploma in Management of Higher Education Institutions
    (Galilee International Management Institute, Israel)


Authored Books

1. Bible-ing My Samoan: Native Languages and the Politics of Bible
     Translating in the Early Nineteenth Century. Oceania Printers, Suva:
     Piula Publications, 2015
2. Faatoetoemuliola: Biblical and Theological Hermeneutics, Samoan
    Style. Methodist Printing, Apia: Piula Publications, 2018
3. O Fulu’ula o le Talalelei i Evagelia, MATAIO: Brief commentary on
     Matthew in the Samoan language. Methodist Printing, Apia: Piula
     Publications, 2019
4. Author of Numerous articles and Essays in various Journals and
Edited Books
1. Pacific Editor of Colloquium, ANZATS Academic Journal (Journal of the
    Theological Schools in New Zealand and Australia.
2. Editor of Le Faasoa, Vols. 1, 2, and 3, and 4, Piula Publications 2014,
    2015, 2017, 2019
3. Editor in Chief of Malo Tautua: Encyclopaedia for Ministers of the
     Methodist Church in Samoa, Piula Publications. 2018