Phillip and Monica Carr
Serving in Africa West | Africa
Phil and Monica Carr are global missionaries with the Church of the Nazarene serving in Senegal, Africa since August 2013. Phil has recently been appointed Coordinator of Education and Clergy Development for the Anglophone countries on the Africa West Field. He has served as the director of Nazarene Theological Institute (NTI), Senegal, and as administrative assistant to the Field Strategy Coordinator, coordinating statistics across 18 districts. He has a vision for starting a new work for the Church in The Gambia. Monica is the field coordinator for literature, discipleship ministries (SDMI), and child sponsorship, and she develops content for the field website (awfcon.org). She has also written articles for several other Nazarene publications, enjoys teaching, and has a passion to learn and share Bible storying with those from oral cultures.
During their initial assignment Phil served as the Ministries Coordinator for Ghana on the Africa West Field from 2005 to 2010. He organized Theological Education as well as teaching in three different district education centers. He worked to develop key national leaders to lead the church forward. He also served as the Jesus Film Coordinator for the Field. Monica served as Academic Dean and Field Education Coordinator for NTI which provides pastoral training across the field in multiple countries and languages. She worked with a leadership team to develop, revise, and submit for approval the courses that NTI currently offers. Monica has a Master's degree from California State University Stanislaus. She formerly taught high school and college English. Her experience also includes children's and women's ministries.
From September 2010 until August 2013 the Carrs were on extended leave of absence for Phil to complete a Masters of Divinity and be close to aging parents.
The Carr's vision is to make disciples, and develop national leaders who are prepared to fulfill the great commission in West Africa. They consider it a great privilege to be called by God to serve West Africa through The Church of the Nazarene.
Phil and Monica have three children: Phillip (21 years old), Emily (18 years old) and Sarah (16 years old).
For the Carr family as individuals, a couple and family: that we may live holy lives and be effective in the mission that God and the Church are calling us to accomplish.
Efficiency and wisdom as Phil and Monica work on a number of projects for the Field.
That Phillip will serve the Lord wholeheartedly. He currently is in NC in the Air Force.
That Emily will have God’s guidance as she studies nursing at Liberty University and that her college experience will be one of significant spiritual growth.
That Sarah will be a dedicated disciple of Christ and will continue to find avenues to use her talents for service and ministry.
For our 2017 (Jun-Dec) home assignment: schedule, logistics, and effectiveness in ministry.
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.