Philip and Katy

Serving in Africa East as Global Deployment | Africa

Philip and Katy live in Ethiopia which is in East Africa also known as the Horn of Africa. They have been stationed as a couple there for four years.

Philip serves as the Director of the Creative Leadership Institute (CLI) in Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa. CLI exists to prepare and equip pastors and leaders for ministry. Prior to serving in Ethiopia, Philip was stationed in the middle east for ten years with the Church of the Nazarene.  

Katy is the Coordinator for Nazarene Compassionate Ministries (NCM) in the Horn of Africa. NCM’s mission is to walk alongside local churches in their efforts to meet the needs of children, families, and communities. 

Philip and Katy have one daughter Rachel. Their family verse is Joshua 1:9, “… Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”  

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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