Evans and Njeri Katanga
Serving in Ghana on Global Deployment | Africa
Evans and Njeri Katanga are missionaries with the Church of the Nazarene presently serving alongside Africa West Field (AWF) Nazarenes. They were appointed to Ghana in 2016 where they currently live and are blessed with two daughters Panashe Joanna (6) and Ruvarashe Phoebe (1).
Both Evans and Njeri were raised in Christian homes; albeit several cultures and miles far from each other. Their individual calls to missions came at different times before they were married and confirmations came through exposure to cross-cultural ministry platforms. They share a passion for equipping saints with tools for the advancement of God’s kingdom and are actively involved in mentoring and training young Nazarenes. They are currently supporting the church in Ghana through preaching, teaching and training church leaders for their effective service.
Evans has served the church as associate pastor as well as youth pastor over a period of over ten years. He holds a Diploma in Accounting and Administration from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators in Zimbabwe (ICSAZ), and Bachelor of Theology as well as a Master of Arts in Religion with Education and Leadership focus from Africa Nazarene University. With more than fifteen years professional and corporate working experience, Evans has worked in diverse vocations including food processing, marketing, insurance, accounting, banking, administration, chaplaincy, mentoring, training and lecturing/ teaching. He is currently the AWF Anglophone Field Education Coordinator as well as supporting other administrative and ministerial roles as assigned by the FSC.
Apart from supporting her husband in ministry, Njeri has served the church through various roles including being their local church treasurer, NCM chair, and later trustee, financial advisor as well as Children’s Sunday School teacher. She has over five years corporate and professional working experience and has initiated as well as coordinated various business enterprises including farming, soap-making and event organizing. She is currently the Children Ministries Coordinator for Africa West Field. Njeri holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with majors in Marketing and Finance from Daystar University.
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