Church of the Nazarene – Africa

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Number of Countries: 8

Number of Districts: 9

Membership: 27 165

The Africa Central Field is comprised of francophone, lusophone, and hispanophone countries, where the people are surrounded by great difficulties – including war, poverty, and political unrest – but are filled with hope and great potential. Compared to other fields in Africa, it is fairly young and characterized by first-generation leadership. Most Nazarene churches have only been led by one pastor since establishment.

The field is working toward enabling upward mobility through applying the Gospel to the full scope of people’s lives. The Central Field uses evangelism, compassionate ministries, and education as a way to raise up the next generation of leaders. Our goal is to have a thriving church with the means to support its ministries and continue to bring the gospel to unreached areas across the entire field.

The field has a vision for the local people to take on the initiative to fulfil the calls that God has given each of them to serve, and we believe that this will involve churches planting new churches and leaders training new leaders. The Church in the Central Field has seen rapid growth through the use of the Jesus Film for evangelism. The field facilitates the following: leadership development; integrated theological education; mobilization of young adults; children’s ministries; urban outreach; and community engagement through compassionate ministries.

The Central Field is working toward establishing a unified vision for reaching collective goals. Working in unison for the good of the Kingdom, we are focusing on creating an atmosphere of training and education within each local church, allowing leaders to continue to reach new believers for Christ and train future leaders within the Church of the Nazarene.

The Central Field is committed to contributing to the creation and development of a new generation of African leaders from each country within the field.


Field Strategy Coordinator: Rev. Mario Martinez

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Number of Countries: 7

Number of Districts: 35

Membership: 152 147

Africa East Field encompasses countries with a long history of civil wars, unrest, post-election violence, political uprisings, unresolved conflict, genocide, and violence. Alongside these crises, are drought, famine, and tribal disturbances.

Our vision is to reach our generation with the message of holiness, today. The distinctive message of holiness reaches through the disturbances and offers life-changing hope and faith that transcends the social issues. Our message of love and compassion are fleshed out through various sustainable relief projects that offer dignity and comfort.

Our mission is to make Christlike disciples and to plant reproducing holiness churches throughout all of East Africa. Making Christlike disciples involves training and educating clergy and laity in various levels of education – equipping those who are called into ministry with the education they need to function their very best in service of the Lord.

Urban ministries projects drive church planting and outreach in the cities, extending work in every major city in East Africa.


Field Strategy Coordinator: Dr. Musawenkhosi Kunene

East Field News

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East FieldStories
April 2, 2019

ANU grad pioneers path for people with disabilities in Kenya

In October, Maria Njeri stood before a crowd of over 3,000 people, beaming with joy and gratitude as she spoke on behalf of her graduating class at Africa Nazarene University.…
East FieldNCMNews
June 13, 2018

Congregation helps Rwanda church stay open

In 2003, a small Church of the Nazarene in Bisizi, Rwanda, was built out of recycled wood and old roofing. It was all the church could afford, but they needed…

Lusophone Field


Number of Countries: 3

Number of Districts: 44

Membership: 248 428


The Church of the Nazarene in the Lusophone Field has roots dating as far back as the arrival of João Dias in 1901. Yet, the Field has grown far beyond the islands and the rapid expansion at times means that we need to continue to deepen our roots. The Field continues to see the ripening fruit of new ideas and new growth areas for which all praise belongs to God.

The most prominent aspect of the Lusophone Field’s identity is the fact that all but one of the countries falling under its jurisdiction are Portuguese-speaking.

This means that contextual understanding has been and continues to be imperative to the growth of the Church in countries falling within this area.

The Church in the Lusophone Field does well with urban ministry in countries with big cities such as Angola and Mozambique, while it is more prominent in the rural areas of small countries such as Cabo Verde.


Field Strategy Coordinator: Rev. Adérito Ferriera

Lusophone Field News

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Lusophone FieldNews
December 6, 2021

Church of the Nazarene in Cabo Verde celebrates 120 Years!

The Church of the Nazarene in Cabo Verde celebrated 120 years of its existence! Under the leadership of the General Superintendent, Dr Eugénio Duarte, we remembered the past, analysed the…
Lusophone FieldNews
August 18, 2019

Dr. Gomis Visits Cyclone Affected Areas 02/08/19

In the midst of their tragedy, they never ceased to be generous and hospitable. The victims of Cyclone Idai have taught me to never take a day for granted, and…
Lusophone FieldNews
March 14, 2017

One Year in Guinea-Bissau and Youth Camp

With many blessings the young people of Guinea-Bissau finished their youth camp 2016.  The camp was intended to help young people to make intelligent decisions, by putting God in first…


Number of Countries: 6

Number of Districts: 25

Membership: 100 129

The Africa South Field endeavours to provide an environment of grace where people can have an encounter with God through faith in Jesus Christ. We also seek to disciple Christians into a holy lifestyle of being God’s agents of change in their communities. While focusing our work on the 6 nations, we work in response to the Great Commission of Christ and in keeping with the mission of the Church of the Nazarene – “Making Christlike disciples in the nations.” The field facilitates transformation through a number of activities and initiatives.

The field contributes to the collective goals of the Africa region by mobilising the church across the field to respond to a call to ‘unity’ in diversity. As the world moves towards the urban, we prioritize urban ministry by taking the church to the cities, encouraging young clergy who have a vision for urban dwellers, and sensitize district leaders on the need to sponsor new churches in urban space.


Field Strategy Coordinator: Rev. Curtis Solomon Ndlovu




South Field News

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NewsSouth Field
May 31, 2022

Africa South Field—Bridging the Gap

Africa South Field—Bridging the Gap   From 12-15 May 2022, the Good News Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, was a buzz with 160 leaders from 23 districts on the…
NewsSouth Field
March 9, 2020

PALCON 2020 & Leadership Conference Postponed

Dear fellow leaders, Greetings in the mighty name of our Lord Jesus Christ. The situation in the world with regard to CORV19  poses a great health risk to international travelers…
NewsSouth Field
October 14, 2019

South Africa’s Church Centennial Celebration

What a century it has been! The Church of the Nazarene in South Africa held the centennial celebration to mark the hundred years of the church. The event took place…
NewsSouth FieldStories
August 23, 2019

The Sacrifice of Going

"I think this is how the disciples felt when Jesus said, ‘Go in my name," PASTOR EUNICE SEDITH Pastor Eunice is the pastor of the Toekomsrus Church of the Nazarene…

Number of Countries: 3

Number of Districts: 12

Membership: 112 363

Our vision is to preach and teach the message of holiness (biblical holiness) in all the towns and villages on our field (Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe).  Our desire is to see lives being renewed and transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit.  We endeavor to walk in the footsteps of John Wesley by offering holistic ministry to our constituency.

Our mission is to make Christ-like disciples on Africa South East Field and beyond.  We have fully embraced the missional approach of taking the Church of the Nazarene where it is not yet. This has resulted in many people joining the Church of the Nazarene in the last five years.  The message of holiness has now reached areas like the Northern and Muchinga Provinces of Zambia which were predominantly Roman Catholic domains and there are several Nazarene Churches that are growing steadily.

Field Strategy Coordinator: Rev. Paul Mtambo



Southeast Field News

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Southeast Field
September 20, 2022

Malawi Church receiving the General Superintended in Style for the ordination

Malawi Church receiving the General Superintended in Style for the ordination Living up to the name, "The Warm Heart of Africa", 150 Malawian Nazarenes were tasked with warmly welcoming General…
Southeast Field
September 20, 2022

Ordination of pastors in Zimbabwe

Ordination of pastors in Zimbabwe On 3 September 2022, the General Superintendent, Dr Eugenio Duarte, ordained 26 pastors from the East and West Districts of Zimbabwe. For those long-serving pastors…
NewsSoutheast Field
March 16, 2017

Malawi Lowershire District Youth Camp

Each year, the Malawi Lowershire District organizes youth camps and meetings, where all the youth from the churches on the district come together for a time of worshipping the Lord…
NewsSoutheast Field
March 14, 2017


From August 8-12, in the Warm Heart of Africa, Malawi, pastors and leaders gathered for the Malawi PALCON. The conference was attended by district superintendents, pastors and lay leaders from the…

Number of Countries: 5

Number of Districts: 10

Membership: 34 529


The West Anglophone Field is comprised of 5 countries and is one of the two youngest fields on the Region. All the member countries are coastal nations whose shores are on the Atlantic Ocean.  While each of these countries has English as their national or official language, they are surrounded by Francophone countries therefore most people are bilingual.

All the coastal territories are dominantly urban thus providing urban ministry opportunities which we are confident shall help to inspire some of the highest growth statistics across Africa. Ever growing populations in urban areas provide fresh church planting opportunities for the many young people responding to God’s pastoral calling. However, we also want to inspire them to develop vocational skills to help curb youth unemployment. With more than 60% of the population across West Africa being young people, the church is a major catalyst to provide solutions to the challenges confronting youth.

Field Strategy Coordinator: Rev. Vidal Cole



West Anglophone Field News

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NewsWest Anglophone Field
February 28, 2022

Shine Church of the Nazarene provides clean water to the Domiabra Community

In January 2022, Shine Church of the Nazarene, situated on the Coastal District of Ghana and the District Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Team (NCM) collaborated to provide clean water to the…

Number of Countries: 9

Number of Districts: 9

Membership: 115 780

With 9 countries under its jurisdiction, the West Africa Francophone Field occupies a significant territorial space in Africa. It is also the youngest Field, where the youth population is less than 30 years old. The West Africa Francophone Field is located in a part of the continent where 60% to 70% of the population subscribes to non-Christian religious practices. West African Francophone countries have in common French, the most widely spoken language in 8 countries.


The 3 major objectives of the West Africa Francophone Field:

  • To make Christ-like disciples in every community (whether ethnic, professional or social) to impact and transform lives through the 7 doors of the nations (health, education, culture, media, politics, religion and economy).
  • The intentional and effective mobilization of the laity through the development of their potential, the commitment of women and youth for the visibility and presence of the Church of the Nazarene in the cities. The construction of 32 new temples in the major cities over the past two years has been an important part of this mobilization.
  • Fellowship that puts the compassion of Jesus Christ as an effective and dynamic means to reach the lost and to bring together men and women from all tribes for a new Africa that triumphs over tribalism, plagues, and racial discrimination.


Field Strategy Coordinator: Rev. Moïse Toumoudagou

West Francophone Field News

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NewsWest Francophone Field
October 21, 2020

Vidal Cole appointed as Africa West Anglophone Field Strategy Coordinator

21 October 2020 Dear friends, I greet you in the blessed name of our Lord and Savior Jesus-Christ. The Board of General Superintendents approved the restructuring of the Africa West…
NewsWest Francophone Field
November 12, 2019

Tribute to Yao Clémént Djédjé

"I serve God to be used to serve others” Yao Clément Djéjé's motto (more…)
oralityJesus FilmStoriesWest Francophone Field
May 22, 2018

Orality is our Reality

–Tim Eby and Ray Neu It’s morning in the middle of the week in the middle of the village. ‘Everyone’ comes to the market today to get what they need...
EducationNewsStoriesWest Francophone Field
October 23, 2017

Nigeria Southeast – Champion for Missions

The Nigeria Southeast District, Church of the Nazarene, is the first phase three (self-supporting) district on the West Africa field. One advantage of being a phase three district is that...

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