Fr. Alain Mayama was born in Congo Brazzaville in 1971. He did his initial formation, postulancy and philosophy at Daniel Brottier in Libreville, Gabon, noviciate at Mbalmayo in Cameroun and theology at SIST, Nigeria. He made his perpetual religious profession in 1999 and was ordained priest in 2000.
He began his missionary life in Cameroon as formator. During his doctoral studies at Duquesne in the USA, he was the chaplain of a hospital in Port Huron, Detroit, from 2007 to 2008. He continued his mission as a formator in Libreville, Gabon from 2008 to 2010. While still on mission, he was elected Provincial Superior of Congo Brazzaville, his Province of origin. He attended the General Chapter of Bagamoyo in 2012 as a delegate and was elected General Assistant.
It was providential that he was elected on 18th October, a day when the Church celebrates the feast of St. Luke, the Evangelist who dedicated his Gospel to the evangelization of the Gentiles (Luke 1:1-4) and from whom we have the opening words of the Spiritan Rule of Life: “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, for He has anointed me, to bring the good news to the afflicted. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives, sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim a year of favour from the Lord” (Lk 4:18-19).