Rodney and Sarah Reed
Serving in Africa East on Global Deployment | Africa
This is the Great Adventure!
Rod and Sarah Reed are global missionaries for the Church of the Nazarene in Kenya. They were appointed in August 2000.
Rod and Sarah both attended Olivet Nazarene University where Sarah graduated with a B.A. in Music Education and Rod with B.A. in Religion in 1984. Rod went on to Nazarene Theological Seminary and then to Drew University where he earned a Ph.D. in Theological Ethics.
Rod serves as the Deputy Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs (Academic Dean) of Africa Nazarene University (ANU) in Nairobi Kenya and is responsible for the academic affairs for the whole university. Currently the university is offering over 40 programs in and has a student population of 3400. Rod has engaged in research and publication. (Find him on Amazon.com!) But most of all Rod loves his God and his family.
Sarah’s role as the Children’s Ministries Coordinator for the Africa East Field (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, and the Horn of Africa) has blossomed over the years and with her ministry team she travels across East Africa helping church leaders develop effective children’s ministries. Sarah is also serving as a Children’s Sunday School Literature Editor for the Africa Region. Sarah has developed a Children’s Membership Curriculum entitled, My Church!, for the Africa Region.
Sarah and Rod have three young adult daughters: Rebecca, Katie and Hannah.
Rod and Sarah share their testimony as follows, “God is doing some amazing things in Africa today and we are so blessed to be part of it. We are blessed to work with and teach some of the most wonderful people on this earth. Yet, there are major challenges here that cry out for solutions that only God can provide. We are honored to be given a chance to be part of God’s solution.”
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.