African Combined 2018 edited


Africa Foreign Born Map


                                              REV. BLEEMIE ZOEWAH, AFRICAN MINISTRIES FACILITATOR USA/CANADA 


Accountability, Role and Function

The African Ministries Facilitator, Rev. Bleemie Zoewah,  is accountable to the Multicultural Ministries USA/Canada regional office and his primary function is to implement the agreed-upon policies and strategies for evangelism and strengthening of existing structures on the various districts of the Church of the Nazarene. 

The Facilitator is available to arrange meetings with district superintendents and district leaders to help formulate and implement church planting strategies, including new strategies among specific people groups. 

Upon the approval of the district superintendent, visit  churches and pastors who express a desire to sponsor culture specific congregations.

Upon the approval of the district superintendent, visit to culture-specific congregations that express the need for consultation in  leadership development.

Recommend potential pastors for new and existing congregations.

Assist district superintendents, when requested, in the development of strategies for new initiative among specific people groups. 

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Contact  Rev. Bleemie Zoewah for more information about African Ministries USA/CAN. 

Strategic Readiness Team

Each Facilitator works with a Strategic Readiness Team. Strategic Readiness Teams meet annually to pray, plan and strategize for their perspective ethnic group in the USA/Canada.  The African Ministries Strategic Readiness Team is comprised of African pastors that have been approved by their District Superintendent and the Multicultural Ministries Director.  They are Rev. Bleemie Zoewah, Rev. Michael Gatkek and Rev. Chapin Bolenga.  For contact information visit this webpage.

Unique Mission

African Ministries: “exists to support districts, pastors, local churches, and leaders in the task of making Christlike disciples among African groups in the U.S. and Canada.” Read more

Strategic Plan of Action

Establish a prayer system every two weeks with the strategy committee members.
Develop a  prayer system every month with all the African pastors.
Encourage a pulpit exchange among the African pastors.
Offer training in pastoral care for the African pastors.
Pray for openings in new areas to start African congregations.
Conduct seminars and equip the congregations for evangelism and discipleship.
Celebrate a national African conference for pastors and lay leaders.

Ministries Resources


African Ministries Conference Photo Album

Cultural Group Reports for 2007 - 2017 (Excel Spreadsheet)

African Foreign-Born Data

Foreign-born Population from the US Census Bureau (Excel Spreadsheet)

To order at Gospel Tracts in English or additional languages contact

Detailed People Group Information

Wesleyan Holiness Library

Multicultural Ministries - USA/Canada Region's 5 Strategic Priorities

M15 Resurrection Video - Div's Story

Find an African Immigrant Church

Introduction to Lifelong Learning Registry in English




Church of the Nazarene

USA/Canada Region

17001 Prairie Star Parkway

Lenexa, KS 66220

Phone: 913.577.2830

Toll-free: 800.306.9948
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