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

Introduction Population: 31,000,000 Evangelical and Pentecostal Christians 24.2% – Annual Growth 4.5%          Our History Charles Tetteh, a Ghanaian, attended Olathe, Kansas, Free Methodist Church, while he furthered his education. While there, his call to serve God through preaching was renewed, and he desired to bring the Free Methodist witness to his homeland. […]

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

Introduction Population:  21,800,000 Evangelical & Pentecostal Christians: 1.2% – Annual Growth 2.3%          Our History Canadian Tamil FM churches began ministry involvement in Sri Lanka in 2003, as a direct response to our Gateway Cities Initiative. In 2004 a Mission District was inaugurated under the oversight of The Free Methodist Church in […]

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.