Jillian and Gavin Fothergill

Serving in Africa Central on Global Deployment | Africa

On the journey in Central Africa

Gavin and Jill Fothergill are missionaries with the Church of the Nazarene serving on the Africa Central Field.  The Fothergills have been assigned to Central Africa, living in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Gavin serves as the Field Strategy Coordinator overseeing the work of the Church in the Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon and Gabon. Jill serves as the Statistics Coordinator and Women Clergy Representative for the Field. Both Gavin and Jill are ordained elders in the Church of the Nazarene. Prior to their appointment to the Africa Region, they were assigned to the Nazarene Border Initiative serving as missionaries in the US and Mexico.

Gavin received a BA in Theology and Ministry from Southern Nazarene University in 2005 and he received his MA in Intercultural Studies from Nazarene Theological Seminary in 2007.  Jill graduated from Southern Nazarene University with a BA in Urban Ministry in 2004.

Prior to their first assignment with Global Mission, Gavin and Jill ministered through mission trips, church planting, compassionate ministries, preaching, youth ministry, and children’s ministry at a number of churches and through various other avenues.  The Fothergills also worked with Youth In Mission from the Global Ministry Center and during their assignment with the Border Initiative.

They were married on June 19, 2004 and have two children; Macy Paige, born on September 6, 2007 and Connor Ray, born on August 14, 2009.

Home Assignment Dates

May 31, 2020 - Jul 15, 2020, United States

Going Where the Church is Not Yet

Today there are over 4.3 billion people who live in areas where there is little to no gospel witness. 4.3 billion people who have not heard the message of the gospel, who have never heard the name of Jesus. We believe that everyone deserves to hear. God continues to call the Church of the Nazarene to spread the message of the gospel, to preach holiness, and to bring good news to the poor all over the world. The task is enormous; far too big for anyone to do alone, but together we can go where the church is not yet and see people, communities, and nations transformed. Reaching these people begins with one step, a step of obedience and faithfulness that says yes to God’s call. Take your first step and start your journey toward serving in missions today.

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