Professor Kurewa served as the World Council of Churches' Secretary for Evangelism from 1978 to 1980. He joined the management team of Africa University from the post of Secretary to the Parliament of Zimbabwe. Professor Kurewa did his undergraduate and postgraduate studies in the USA. He holds a B.A. in history, philosophy and sociology from Asbury College in Kentucky and a B.D. from Garrett Theological Seminary in Illinois. He earned his master's and doctoral degrees from Northwestern University in Illinois.
Professor Kurewa returned to AU in January 2000 as an Associate Professor in the E. Stanley Jones Chair of Evangelism. This endowed Chair, set up in the Faculty of Theology, was funded by the Foundation for Evangelism of the United Methodist Church.
Key objectives of the Chair include shaping an understanding amongst believers that everyone is an evangelist; enabling persons to speak about evangelism in both the African and global contexts with confidence; and helping evangelists to share the faith in ways that suit their personalities and lifestyles.