Everything you need to know about Vanuatu’s new president

His Excellency Ps. Talis Obed Moses, comes from Port Vato on Ambrym where was born, on the 24th of October 1954.

He attended Primary School in 1964 to 1957, then to District level and Teaching Service, before he ended up at Tangoa Bible Institute in 1978, in South Santo.

Through the bible school, he went on to do a Diploma in Divinity and Mission in Sydney Missionary and Bible College in Australia and then returned back to the institute to do his Diploma of Theology in 1985, and was fortunate in 1989, to achieve a certificate of merit at Alan Walker School of Evangelism in Australia.

In 1987, he was posted by the Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu to start his service in Tafea Province where Talis Obed, a new graduate pastor of Presbyterian, spent his 3 years with the natives of Erromango Island.

He was later posted to Ranon, a village on Ambrym Island for six years, where he was elected also as Ambrym Presbytery Clerk during his term, before he left for Luganville.

Pastor Obed spent his remaining years of service in Luganville at Centenary Church where he was well-known in Sanma Province, and to Port Vila parish where he holds one of the highest position in the structure of the Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu, as Moderator, before he his elected today the 6th of July 2017.