Evans is from northern. Ghana. His mother converted from Islam when he was young and led him to Christ. As a young teenager, he was active in the Elim Christian Center in Accra, Ghana. After graduating from Ghana Christian University in 2009, he entered into an internship with WorldVenture Ghana, which led him to a ministry life focused on reaching the lost.
Jeanette is from North Carolina. Jeanette had a passion for foreign missions. In 2013, she heard an invitation to serve in Ghana, and she answered it; by serving as an English teacher.
Evans and Jeanette met in 2013. Evans was in Ghana on a break from his Seminary studies while Jeanette served there in an internship with WorldVenture Ghana. They married in 2016 and now serve as missionaries in Navrongo – Upper East Region of Ghana.
Their Mission Statement: To glorify God by loving Christ, worshiping Him, and seeing His kingdom come in Navrongo, Ghana, through engaging the community through the local church, evangelizing, and holistically raising fruit-bearing disciples who will do likewise and reach the unreached.
Jeanette is working at increasing educational access for children in northern Ghana so that more families can read and study the Word of God for themselves. She is drawing lost souls to the gospel through education and performance.
Evans says that “the realization of God’s grace in my life, from being raised by a widowed single mother in a small village, to attending institutions of higher learning to teach others about the saving grace of Christ, has pushed me to give my all to Him; we are blessed, to be a blessing.” In August 2015, Evans completed a Bachelor’s degree in theology from International Leadership University (ILU) in Nairobi, Kenya.
They serve at the Navrongo Community Nursing College and the University of Development Studies- Navrongo – praying for and welcoming new students. They have planted a church, Hope Community Church, and started a Christian school for special needs children, Jeanette Okunyade Special Children School (named after the late Dr. Jeanette Okunyade).
Their ultimate desire is to see lives transformed by Christ in Ghana and within the continent of Africa. They are involved in evangelism on the University of Development Studies campus, discipleship, Christian Leadership Development, and Community Development.
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