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


Allen, David and Jennifer Anderson, Daniel and Melody
Carr, Monica and Phillip Carvalho, Ana Maria and Fernando Jorge
Carvalho, Danilo Ulisses and Maria Antonia Chaguala, Admirado and Celeste
Choliye, Ermias and Mulunesh Crofford, Amy and James
Eby, Michelle and Timothy Elliott, Peter and Shireen
Fothergill, Gavin and Jillian Frazier, Carla and James
Ganda, Friday and Mary Gardner, Donald and Evelyn
Gonzalez, Camilo and Sara Heath, Beth and Joseph
Height, Jeremy and Reetu Hord, Ashley and Tracey
Katanga, Evans and Njeri Marshall, Matthew and Sara
Martinez, Irma and Mario Miller, Ronald and Rachelle
Mtambo, Beatrice and Paul Mutowa, Andronica and Cosmas
Obotte, Hellen and Wellington Phillips, Stephen
Reed, Rodney and Sarah Shelby, Grace
Sidle, Gary and Penney Stanton, Daryll and Verna
Ward, LuVerne and Rahel