Jim and Kathy Radcliffe

Serving in Melanesia/SouthPacific | Asia-Pacific

James and Katherine Radcliffe are global missionaries with the Church of the Nazarene in Papua New Guinea.

James is a general surgeon.  He received the B.A. degree from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Mount Vernon, Ohio, in 1976.  He graduated from Ohio State University Medical School in Columbus, Ohio, in 1979 and completed his residency in general surgery in 1984.     

Katherine received the A.A. degree from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and the B.S. degree in medical dietetics from Ohio State University in 1977.  Prior to their missionary assignment, James served in Guatemala and Katherine served in Belize with Youth in Mission in 1974.  This is a program designed by the Church of the Nazarene to give students practical mission experience.  The Radcliffes spent a short term in Papua New Guinea while James was in medical school.  Both of these mission experiences were affirming of their call to missions as a career.

During their years of service, the Radcliffes have been involved in church work, women’s and family ministries, in addition to James’ work at the hospital in Papua New Guinea.

The Radcliffes have six children:  Benjamin, Rebekah, Timothy, Priscilla, Josiah, and Lydia.                                                                                     

Home Assignment Dates

Jan 01, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018, 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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