Gavin and Jill Fothergill are missionaries with the Church of the Nazarene serving on the Africa Central Field. The Fothergills have been assigned to Central Africa, living in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo. Gavin serves as the Field Strategy Coordinator overseeing the work of the Church in the Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Sao Tome and Principe, Tchad and Central African Republic. Jill serves as the Statistics Coordinator and Women Clergy Representative for the Field. Both Gavin and Jill are ordained elders in the Church of the Nazarene. Prior to their appointment to the Africa Region, they were assigned to the Nazarene Border Initiative serving as missionaries in the US and Mexico.
Gavin received a BA in Theology and Ministry from Southern Nazarene University in 2005 and he received his MA in Intercultural Studies from Nazarene Theological Seminary in 2007. Jill graduated from Southern Nazarene University with a BA in Urban Ministry in 2004.
Prior to their first assignment with Global Mission, Gavin and Jill ministered through mission trips, church planting, compassionate ministries, preaching, youth ministry, and children’s ministry at a number of churches and through various other avenues. The Fothergills also worked with Youth In Mission from the Global Ministry Center and during their assignment with the Border Initiative.
They were married on June 19, 2004 and have two children; Macy Paige, born on September 6, 2007 and Connor Ray, born on August 14, 2009.