James and Amy Crofford
Serving in Africa East | Africa
Rev. Dr. Greg Crofford and Mrs. Amy Crofford serve as educational missionaries with the Church of the Nazarene. Greg is a Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of the Ph.D. (Religion) in the Religion Department at Africa Nazarene University, Nairobi, Kenya. Amy is a senior administrative assistant for the Institute of Research, Development and Policy at the University. The Croffords were first assigned as Nazarene missionaries in 1993. Since that time, they have lived in four African nations (Côte d’Ivoire, Benin, South Africa, and Kenya) where they have been involved in many tasks, including teaching, editing, writing, church planting and educational administration. They have also served in the French-speaking Caribbean field.They both have written several books. Amy has concentrated mainly on missionary books. Greg’s books are both theological and devotional in nature. They also have written extensively for magazines, journals, and other print and digital publications. The Croffords have two grown sons, John and Bradley.
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.