Don and Evie Gardner

Serving in Kenya on Global Deployment | Africa

Don and Evie Gardner are serving as global missionaries with the Church of the Nazarene and reside in Nairobi, Kenya. Since 2001 Don  has been serving as the Africa East Field Strategy Coordinator and oversees the work of the Church of the Nazarene in the countries of Uganda, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Rwanda, Burundi, as well as Kenya.  In 2013 he acquired the Horn of Africa which included Ethiopia, Southern Sudan, Eritrea, and 3 creative access countries.  Prior to that, they were in Malawi for 11 years where Don served as North Malawi District Superintendent and Malawi Mission Coordinator.  Don was ordained in 1989 on the Arizona District. Don received the B.A. degree in religion from Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma.

Evie received the B.A. degree in elementary education from Mid America Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas.  In October, 2014 she acquired her Masters of Education at Africa Nazarene University. She teaches part-time at Africa Nazarene University and is the East Africa Work & Witness and Event Coordinator. She also is mentor for many young adults and leads one internationally attended Bible study fellowship.

The Gardners have three grown daughters: Amy, Erin, and Allissa and five granddaughters and one grandson.

Home Assignment Dates

Mar 08, 2021 - Mar 07, 2022, 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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