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


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