The Togo South Team is a partnership of missionaries, working towards the goal of multiplying healthy churches in Togo, West Africa. To get in touch with a missionary please use the contact form at the bottom of the page and your message will be sent to them.
Honoré and Kim Afolabi are fulltime missionaries with ABWE. They work to facilitate church planting by working alongside nationals, ministering to families and evangelizing the lost. Honoré is responsible for the leadership training team. Learn more on their website
Joseph and Francisca Akakpo joined ABWE as Global Access Partners in 2012 after returning to their native Togo from being missionaries in Cameroon. They now work with local churches promoting youth and family ministries. Pastor Joseph leads youth and parent conferences throughout Togo.
Judy Bowen is the director of literature and audio visual distribution, the goal of which is to distribute affordable Bibles, Christian literature, and media in French and local languages. She has a passion for making our Creator God known through nature and mission-related photography. Learn more at her website.
Russ and Melody Ebersole invest their lives in the ministry of Hôpital Baptiste Biblique. Russ spends his time at the Hospital as a Pediatrician. Melody gives of herself to hope-hungry patients who need to hear the Gospel.
John and Tabitha Groeneveld have a heart for reaching the Togolese through medical missions. After serving short-term in Togo, their family is returning to full-time ministry on the Togo South Team. John has been a nurse practitioner for several years and Tabitha is currently working towards her nurse practitioner degree as well. Visit their website
Tom and Melissa Kendall are full-time missionaries with ABWE. Tom is the Administrator and a general surgeon at Hôpital Baptiste Biblique. Learn more at their website or visit their facebook page
Andy and Jackie Kirby are invaluable teachers for the missionary kids of the TST. Andy also lends his administrative skills to the Hospital when needed.
Jason and Kathy Laird are working in Togo with ABWE. Jason is the Regional Director for ABWE. He is also a pilot and they hope to see the Gospel preached to remote villages through missionary aviation. Learn more at their website
Rory and Kristy Moore work at the Village of Light School for the Blind. In addition to school administration duties, Rory teaches at the Bible Institute on the blind center campus. Visit their website
Beky Poteat pours her heart into building relationships with Togolese women with the goal of making disciples, and works with Togolese believers to strengthen the church in Togo. Beky also heads up classes for pastor’s wives training them in the Bible and life skills.
Sharon Rahilly is a nurse educator working at Hôpital Baptiste Biblique in the Nursing School. She also focuses her time on women’s ministries and community health evangelism. Visit Sharon’s blog
Jane Schmitz has a heart and passion for reaching unreached people groups. God has led her to continue the task of bringing the gospel to those who haven’t heard. She also trains and mentors women and pastors wives.
Christy Sopcisak partners with the Togo South Team through Fellowship International Mission. She works on the Christian School Team to train, encourage, and disciple teachers in the Togolese Christian schools. Visit her blog
Hannah Strayer uses her media skills to minister both to missionaries and to the people of West Africa. While she’s a part of the Togo South team, Hannah travels to serve missionaries in other West African countries. She uses media to tell stories that help missionaries communicate with partners. She also aids in evangelism and discipleship among the nationals. Learn more at her website.
John and Betty Teusink work diligently to maintain excellent standards of hospitality and maintenance at Hôpital Baptiste Biblique. John works with his team of Togolese workers to spread the reach of the gospel through building and maintenance. Betty coordinates hospitality for incoming medical personnel and visitors at the Guest House.
Andrew and Mary Ward have a passion for Christian education, both for teachers and pastors. They work with the Christian school ministry and Bible institute program. Andrew is the Togo South Team leader. Learn more on their blog or on Facebook
Ben and Vicki Ward have a heart for youth and children’s ministries. They are working in Togo with ABWE to encourage local churches in the development of ministires to the next generation of believers in Togo.
Scott and Stephanie Wolford and their two sons work with the Togo South Team by assisting with maintenance and medical needs at Hôpital Baptiste Biblique. Scott is an electrician, and Stephanie is a Registered Nurse. Through these practical skills, they develop personal relationships with the Togolese, leading to evangelism and discipleship.
Leonard and Catherine Yawli joined ABWE as Global Access Partners in 2015. They work in Lomé in evangelism and church planting.
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