Thank you for reading my blog during Black History Month as I highlighted some of my heroes. I hope that you have learned a lot and that your heart has been turned toward missions.
Here’s our story ….
Lloyd and Jan Chinn are native to Texas. Lloyd from Edna, TX and Jan from Houston, TX.
Lloyd and Jan took short mission trips to Ghana for 4 years.
In 2002, Lloyd received his ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary and that same year they were appointed as long term missionaries with WorldVenture. They moved to Ghana in 2004 with their two sons and opened WorldVenture’s new field of ministry in Ghana. The Chinn’s served in the town of Nkwanta in Ghana’s Oti Region. Their ministry focus was Pastoral Leadership Development. As they became for familiar with the community, they added Orphan Care, Educational Development, Women’s Empowerment and Community Economic Development. They were blessed by The Lord to design and begin the construction of a Leadership Development Center; a Short Term Missions home; and, a Poultry Farm.
In 2013, they returned to the USA on furlough and were appointed as the Global Initiatives Director for Africa beginning in March 2014.
Lloyd and Jan are the first African Americans to serve as Global Directors for WorldVenture. The new role has added 13 additional countries to their Africa ministry life.
Lloyd and Jan are also serving MANI (the Movement for African National Initiatives) as the North America Diaspora Coordinator. They also serve at Crossover Bible Fellowship as leads of the Missions Ministry (Front Door to Frontier).
Lloyd’s firm message to the African American church has been the same from the beginning of their journey: “Pray! Pay! and/or Pack!”
If you want to serve long term in Africa — we invite you to join our WorldVenture Africa Family! Get in contact with us, we will gladly show you the way! Email us at J.Chinn@WorldVenture.com or at firstname.lastname@example.org