Nearly 900 million people, of whom 45% are under 15 years of age, live in Africa, a continent that is bigger than the USA, India, Europe, China, Argentina and New Zealand combined.

In a few spots on the continent, the history of the Church of the Nazarene, which is now present in 162 world areas, is as long as that of the denomination itself. From its small beginnings in West and Southern Africa, the work of the denomination on the continent has grown and expanded to 34 of the 54 independent African countries. The South became the hub from where, in the eighties, the church rapidly stretched out to Central, Eastern, and Western Africa. More than 611,000 Nazarenes in over 8,600 churches and preaching points, organized in 115 districts and 15 pioneer areas, constitute the Africa Region..

Globalization is facilitating the rapid population growth of Africa. In partnership with the other members of the Nazarene family worldwide, African Nazarenes face the challenges of the growing population, certain that Jesus is the hope of Africa. Under His command to “Make disciples of all Nations,” the Church of the Nazarene ministers to children, youth and adults. The mandate is carried out through the proclamation of the Biblical truth about God and man, and with the resolve to equip and empower every African Nazarene for service, first to their own people group, and then for cross-cultural ministry.

  • literature production (in over 40 languages)
  • radio programmes (in 16 languages)
  • Sunday School, youth and children’s discipleship, and mission awareness materials
  • JESUS Film for church planting
  • Compassionate actions for victims of war, pandemics, natural disasters and poverty.


Our Missionaries Serving in Africa


The Ali Family Jennifer and David Allen
Daniel and Melody Anderson Jacques and Hortance Mamboya Balibanga
Gabriel and Maryann Benjiman Phillip and Monica Carr
Errol and Rhonda Carrim Roseli Carvalho
Maria Antonia and Danilo Carvalho Fernando Jorge and Ana Maria Carvalho
Admirado and Celeste Chaguala Ermias and Mulunesh Choliye
Timothy and Michelle Eby Collin and Shireen Elliott
Adérito and Ester Ferreira Socorro and Sara Fontes
Jillian and Gavin Fothergill Russell and Carla Frazier
Mary and Friday Ganda Don and Evie Gardner
Camilo and Sara Gonzalez Thomas Guyer
Joseph and Beth Heath Ashley and Tracey Hord
Milly and Agnes Ibanda Evans and Njeri Katanga
Prudence and Musa Kunene David and Lucy Lyle
Mario and Irma Martinez Greg and Christina Miller
Ronald and Shelly Miller Dan and Sheri
Todd and Angela Monroe Paul and Beatrice Mtambo
Cosmas and Andronica Mutowa Wellington and Hellen Obotte
Stephen Phillips Jerry and Toni
Thandeka Rodney and Sarah Reed
Philip and Katy Grace Shelby
Gary and Penney Sidle Thais and Jonas Sitoe
Douglas and Emma Solomon Moise and Marthe Toumoudagou
LuVerne and Rachel Ward