F. Arthur Kulah

Bishop F. Arthur Kulah




Bishop Arthur Kulah is a retired Bishop of The United Methodist Church, having served from 1980-2000.  

Arthur Kulah was born in Kanyea, a small village in rural Liberia. As the eldest son of a tribal chief, Arthur spent his early years, together with the rest of the family, in farming and other rural activities. Arthur received his early education in public school and Gbarnga United Methodist Church School.

While attending Cuttington College and Divinity School, Arthur was also Pastor of First Church in Suakoko. He then became District Superintendent of the Gbarnga District. He was ordained both deacon and elder by Bishop S. Trowen Nagbe and joined the Liberia Annual Conference.

Arthur continued his formal education at St. Paul School of Theology, receiving an M.R.E., he then returned home to be a Director of Christian Education and then Dean of the Gbarnga School of Theology. He again went to the United States to receive both an M.Div. and a D.Min. from Wesley Theological Seminary. During 1978-79 Arthur was Director of the Conference Course of Study.

A few months after returning to his responsibilities at the Gbarnga School of Theology, the Liberia Central Conference elected Arthur Flumo Kulah to the episcopacy in 1980.

Bishop Kulah was assigned to the Liberia Area. At the 1984 meeting of this Central Conference, Arthur Flumo Kulah was elected for life, and served until his retirement in 2000. From 2008-2012, Bishop Kula served as interim Bishop in Nigeria.

It was while attending school in Gbarnga that Violet Mamusu Sackie met Arthur Kulah. On February 16, 1956, they were married. They have seven children: Josie Kau Meaper, Saye Timothy, Arthurine Yie, Malomen Groma (whom they adopted), Bartum Nya Kwetee, Kialawo Zonpu and Yeamah Bender. At the end of the civil war in 1997, the Kulahs adopted 27 homeless and parentless children.