Tim and Michelle Eby serve as career missionaries with the Church of the Nazarene in Dakar, Senegal. Tim works in leadership development and church growth in the country of Senegal as well as assisting the Field Strategy Coordinator across the Africa West Field. Michelle serves as the treasurer for the field and supports local ministry. Pray for them as they support the AWF leadership, coordinate partnerships, and lead volunteer teams to develop training centers all across the 16 countries of West Africa.
Tim grew up on the mission field in Papua New Guinea with his parents Lee and Carol Ann Eby. He felt a call on his life to mission service at the age of 16 and pursued his education in aviation at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas. Michelle is also a missionary kid from Beirut, Lebanon where her parents Larry and Sharon Buess served with the church of the Nazarene. Tim and Michelle met at Trevecca Nazarene University and with similar goals and calling in life were married in 1987. In 1988, with a B.S. in Aviation Technology, his commercial pilot licenses, and all his mechanic ratings, Tim began his career in aviation in Atlanta, Georgia. Over the next 9 years he gained experience before being deployed as a missionary pilot to East Africa.
In August of 1997, they were assigned as Nazarene missionaries to the Africa East Field to open the work for Nazarene Mission Aviation. They also worked to expand the church through out East Africa until 2003. The Ebys took a three-year leave of absence serving as youth pastors in Moscow, ID. Tim completed his masters in Christian education with an emphasis in youth and children ministries. He also completed his course of study and was ordained as a minister in April of 2006 on the Northwest District. Their children are Chris, who is married to Cristen with twin boys living in Seattle and serving in the US Army; Heather, who is married to Marc Trembly living in Valparaiso, IN and recently graduated from Olivet Nazarene University; Amber, a sophomore at Trevecca Nazarene University; and Jonathan, a junior in high school at Dakar Academy, in Senegal.
God continues to work through the ministry of Tim and Michelle as they serve Him on the mission field. Their passion is to see the development of national leaders who will lead the church in Africa to maturity and significance. Their positions require much travel and great wisdom as they develop tools of evangelism and discipleship that are effective for the African context. Please pray that God will give them strength, wisdom, and safety as they teach and preach the Good News of Christ in every corner of West Africa.
Born in Papua New Guinea
Born in United States
Home District: Northwest
Home Church: MoscowHome Assignment Dates:
Sep 15, 2017 - Dec 17, 2017Service History: