AXIS MINISTRIES exists to BUILD UP and SEND OUT the local church to unreached peoples and places so that the Glory of God might be declared and displayed among the nations through biblically faithful proclamation of the Gospel and through the planting of churches.
Niger is one of the most spiritually lost countries in the world. Of the 25 million people who live in this predominantly Muslim country, only 0.2% profess Christianity. In terms of percentage of population, Niger is the 11th least-reached nation in the world, and the least-reached country in sub-Saharan Africa. Beyond this overwhelming lostness, there is crushing poverty and a growing threat of jihadist terrorism.
Niger is a dark, difficult and dangerous place. And yet even in this darkness, the light of Christ shines brightly!
Meet Our Team
FOR HIS GLORY
God’s glory is our motivation for all things. We are not motivated by worldly definitions of success, speed or power but by a desire for God to be glorified in all that we do. We cannot control the results: we only sow the seed, it is God who gives the growth.
THROUGH HIS CHURCH
We believe the local church (not individuals) have been entrusted with the task of carrying the Gospel and making disciples of all nations. Therefore, we will concentrate our work on helping churches become healthy through sound doctrine and theologically (not experientially) informed practices.
TO ALL PEOPLES
Our desire is that the Gospel would go to unreached peoples and places where it has never been so that churches might be planted among all tribes.
Our philosophy of ministry can be summarized by the statement:
Our THEOLOGY informs our ECCLESIOLOGY which drives our MISSIOLOGY
Through biblical resources, practical training and the forming of international networks, our desire is to:
BUILD UP the local church
SEND OUT trained leaders
RAISE UP the next generation
REACH out to the hurting
Mark & Parker
Mark and Parker have served in Niger since 2006 first as church planters, then as a people group team leader and then as a regional leader for West Africa. In 2022 they created AXIS to develop a local team and an international network to build up and send out the African church
Maliki & Lois
Maliki and Lois served in campus ministries before joining AXIS in 2022. They lead AXIS ministry's initiatives among the Hausa peoples as they develop resources and create training opportunities. They also lead our university ministry projects.
Michael & Sarah
Michael and Sarah serve with Reaching & Teaching and joined AXIS in 2022. Their background is in theological education and they have served overseas before in South America. They will be leading multiple efforts for TE both in the life of Église Gomni and our AXIS network.
Jean & Honorine
Jean and Honorine are originally from Burkina Faso and came to Niger in 2020. He has served as both a missionary and a pastor over the years. They lead AXIS ministry's initiatives among the Gourma peoples as they develop resources and create training opportunities.
Kerra Jayne joined the AXIS team in 2023. Coming first as a volunteer in 2013, she moved to Niger in 2021. Kerra's degree and background is in social work and she brings much expertise in this field to our team. Beyond that, Kerra will be serving as our operations director for the AO (AXIS Office).
Moise & Hindatou
Moise and Hindatou have been partners in the Gospel for a number of years and in a variety of ministires. They lead AXIS ministry's initiatives among the Fulani peoples as they develop resources and create training opportunities.
Blake and Emily
Blake and Emily serve with Reaching & Teaching and joined AXIS in 2023. Blake has been in pastoral ministry for over a decade and will be helping lead pastoral training programs for Église Gomni and the larger AXIS network.