Samuel Cyuma is of Rwandan origin. He studied theology at the Butare Theological College before becoming pastor in the Presbyterian Church of Rwanda and tutor at Pastoral Institute of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa. For advanced studies, he went to the University of Kinshasa (Zaire), and to New College, University of Edinburgh (Scotland). The research for his doctoral thesis was realized at the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies. He is presently a pastor of the United Reformed Church in England.