Thailand

Statistics Population: 61,230,874 Theravada Buddhist (95%), Muslim (4%), Christians (.5%), Hindu, etc. (.5%)   Mission District Organized Free Methodist Churches: 3 FMC Membership: 163 Ordained Ministers: 5 Ministerial Candidates: 2 Origins In July 2000, Art and Pat Chutong began Free Methodist missions work in Thailand. This work has grown to include a church camp called […]

Ghana

Overview Population: 24,332,000 Evangelical and Pentecostal Christians 24.2% – Annual Growth 4.5%            Mission District Ministry Began: 1998 FM Churches: 21 FM Membership: 257 Ordained Ministers: 19 Ministerial Candidates: 11 Origins Charles Tetteh, a Ghanaian, attended Olathe, Kansas, Free Methodist Church, while he furthered his education. While there, his call to serve God through preaching […]

Taiwan

Statistics Population: 22,000,000 Christian 64%, Muslim 21%, African Traditional 15% (evangelicals 15%) Mission District Organized Free Mehtodist Churches: 4 FMC Membership: 750 Ordained Ministers: 3 OriginsCharles Tetteh, a native of Ghana, came to the United States to further his education. He started attending Olathe, Kansas, Free Methodist Church. While there, his call to serve God […]

Congo

Population: 55,000,000 Christian 95%, African Traditional 2.5%, Muslim 1% (evangelicals 19%) General Conference   Organized Free Methodist Churches: 727 FMC Membership: 146,459 Ordained Ministers: 554 Ministerial Candidates: 229 Bishop: Joshua Luhe’ya W’Elongo   Origins In 1963, 7000 Christians of the Bembe tribe voted to join the Free Methodist Church. The missionary group that had been […]

Sri Lanka

Overview Population:  20,409,000 Evangelical & Pentecostal Christians: 1.2% – Annual Growth 2.3%            Mission District FM Ministry Began: 2003 FM Churches: 25 FM Membership: 1590 Ordained Ministers: 13 Ministerial Candidates: 7 Beginnings Canadian Tamil FM churches began ministry involvement in Sri Lanka in 2003, as a direct response to our Gateway Cities […]

Niger

Overview Population: Population: 15,891,000 Evangelical & Pentecostal Christians: 0.1% – Annual Growth 3.7%           FM Ministry Began: 2008 FM Churches: 1 FM Membership: 21 Ordained Ministers: 1 Ministerial Candidates: 1 Beginnings Canadian FM involvement in Niger began in 2005 when Caistor Centre FMC caught the vision of their pastors David and Jennifer Wright for […]

Cambodia

Overview      Population: 15,053,000 Evangelical & Pentecostal Christians: 1.6% – Annual Growth 8.8% General Conference Free Methodist Ministry Began – 1994 Free Methodist Churches – 3 Membership – 563 Ordained Ministers – 1 Ministerial Candidates – 10 Beginnings Rev. Sok Em and his wife, Savy, became Christians while they were living in a refugee camp in […]

Kenya

Overview Population: 40,862,000 Evangelical & Pentecostal Christians: 48.9% – Annual Growth 3.4%                   General Conference FM Ministry Began: 1994 FM Churches: 187 FM Membership: 4320 Ordained Ministers: 72 72 Ministerial Candidates: 30 Beginnings Pastor Elie Buconyori left his homeland of Burundi for Bible college in Kenya. Following graduation he […]

Cuba

  Statistics Population: 11,200,000Christian 47%, Non-religious 35%, Spiritist 17% (evangelicals 5%) Church-in-Formation Information restricted Canadian InvolvementThe Free Methodist Church in Canada, through Frankford FMC, has a role in encouraging leadership development among a scattered group of house churches.