WHO WE ARE
In January 2015, West Africa Reformed Mission was established to see all of West Africa transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ. As a mission agency we are committed to the establishment and growth of “gospel centered” churches in communities where Islam and/or African Traditional Religion have existed for centuries.
West Africa Reformed Mission is led by a very committed board comprised of West African and U.S. pastors and leaders with a broad background in business, missions, and ministry experience. All U.S. board members travel regularly to West Africa and are actively involved in ministry collaboration, support raising, and special project needs. Learn more about the WARM board here.
Our missionaries are all West African pastors and church planters who have been trained through the local church and the West African Theological Institute. Presently we support about 110 national missionaries spread across 100 villages/cities in four countries—Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, and Ivory Coast. On average, our pastors are supported on a salary of $2400 to $3600 annually. Most of this support comes through the generous support of U.S. churches and individuals until these churches are self-supporting. For security reasons our missionaries are not pictured or named on this website.
The word “Reformed” in our name is not by accident. Some have characterized the church in West Africa as being “a mile wide and one inch deep.” We believe the system of doctrine commonly referred to as “reformed theology” and expressed in the Westminster Confession of Faith to be biblical and, therefore, best for laying a theological footing for the future of the church in West Africa.
Our ministry logo reflects the convergence of West African culture and the Biblical theme of full and final redemption in Jesus Christ. The baobab tree, also known as the “tree of life,” is prevalent in West Africa and prized, among other things, for the medicinal value of its leaves. In Revelation 22:2 the healing virtues of the cross, both now and continuing in eternity, are pictured as a tree of life whose leaves are for the healing of the nations.
Our ministry objectives require us to work closely with like-minded ministries for resources, expertise, and encouragement. At the top of our list of strategic partners is Mission to the World (MTW), the mission arm of the Presbyterian Church in America, providing us with donor support, personnel support both in the U.S. and in West Africa, and financial accountability in the U.S. through the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). Other important partnerships include Iglise Presbytirian de L’Afrique, bringing like-minded Presbyterian denominations together across West Africa; ECHO, reducing hunger and improving the lives of small-scale farmers; and Miami International Seminary, equipping the next generation of church leaders through locally run study centers.