Serving in Africa West | Africa
Stephen Phillips is a Specialized Assignment Missionary with the Church of the Nazarene currently living in Senegal where he serves the church in West Africa.
Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa and growing up in a pastoral family, the church has always been a part of Stephen's life. God spoke to him while serving a year in Germany working with youth discipleship. In wanting to go into a cross-cultural set up, he was advised to broaden his worldview first. He studied law at the University of Johannesburg and graduated with his bachelor of law. During this time studying law Stephen hosted several groups of young people from Germany and South America and facilitated their ministry. He also led a team to Madagascar and went on a mission trip to the Ukraine. All of these encounters confirmed God's calling into a cross-cultural ministry. He is currently studying his master of divinity through Northwest Nazarene University with a focus on family, youth and children.
After completing his law degree, he was asked to help the church in Africa respond to the issues of human trafficking. In serving the church in Africa Stephen felt called to the church in West Africa. Stephen is currently working with youth discipleship, urban ministry and social advocacy in the city of Dakar, Senegal where he is faithfully serving.
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.