board of directors
Rev. Jim Weaver
Jim serves as the chairman of the board for the West African Reformed Mission (WARM) and as the West African regional director for Mission to the World (MTW). Jim served as the senior pastor of a presbyterian (PCA) church in the North East for nearly two decades before moving his family in 2017 to West Africa to help with pastoral training, church planting, and projects that further the mission of the local church.
Rev. Bob Davis
Bob serves as the vice-chairman of the board and pastoral mentor for the Timothy House Ministry in the Gambia, a church planter training center supported by WARM. He brings four decades of pastoral ministry experience to the WARM Board, including a most recent 13 year tenure as the senior pastor of Draper’s Valley Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Draper, Virginia. He is a graduate Princeton Theological Seminary and has a Doctorate in Puritan Studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
Dick is the secretary / treasurer of WARM and is responsible for financial planning and oversight of the ministry and its major projects. His 40-year career in marketing included leadership and consulting roles spanning NGO’s and Fortune 500 companies. He is a ruling elder in the PCA and holds the Master of Arts in Communication from the Wheaton College Graduate School. He and his wife are home church missionaries of Park Cities Presbyterian Church (PCPC), Dallas, TX.
Denver is passionate about missions and regularly travels to West Africa to teach business to aspiring Christian entrepreneurs. He brings the WARM board deep business and management experience from a long career in the chemical industry where he was responsible for engineering projects around the world. He is a ruling elder in the PCA and serves as the chairman of the missions committee at Crossroads Presbyterian Church, Middletown, Delaware.
Doug brings more than 37 years of technical and executive leadership with a Fortune 100 company to the WARM board where he chairs the Teranga Village Facility development team. He also serves as a part-time missionary with Mission to the World (MTW) training and consulting small business owners and entrepreneurs in the context of the West African Church. He and his wife live in Fredericksburg, VA where he is a ruling elder at a local PCA church.
Rev. Edrissa Colley
Pastor Edrissa is an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church of the Gambia. He also serves as the presbytery chairman and the principal director of the Timothy House Ministry in Gambia, a two-year residential church planter training center in partnership with WARM.
Rev. Mamadou Diop
Pastor Mamadou is the president of the Presbyterian Church of Senegal and has a strong vision for planting sustainable churches and seeing the gospel holistically transform communities. He serves as the principal director of the Timothy House in Senegal where he trains future pastors and as the director of the African Samakag Institute where he provides entrepreneurial training from a Christian perspective for Senegalese youth.
Rev. Nestor Dabire
Pastor Nestor is an ordained pastor in Le Peuple du Livre (The People of the Book), a Reformed and Presbyterian denomination that desires to see churches planted in Ivory Coast. He is also the director of the Institut Théologique d’Afrique d’Ouest (Theological Institute of West Africa).
Doug is a retired certified public accountant with more than 30 years’ experience in leadership roles with an international pharmaceutical company and later, served as director of operations at the Chalmers Institute. His missional focus has been on ministries that care for vulnerable children, as well as business development and church planting efforts in West Africa. Doug chairs WARM’s Ministry Sustainability committee. He and his wife live in Chattanooga, TN.
Rev. Dan McBride
Dan worked in evangelism, church planting, and mentoring in Tanzania for 18 years with Mission to the World. He now serves as the member care coordinator for missionaries serving across Sub-Saharan Africa with Mission to the World. As a member of the WARM board Dan faithfully leverages his years of cross-cultural ministry experience to offer counsel to board members, to assist in a revitalization partnership in Sierra Leone, and in traveling regularly to equip and mentor church leaders in the Gambia.