Missionary Profile – Jon & Margaret Scott


Jon and Margaret Scott are global missionaries for the Church of the Nazarene.   

The Scotts currently reside in the country of Malawi where Jon is the Principal of the Nazarene Theological College of Central Africa.  Margaret is the Lusophone (Portuguese speaking) Field Education Coordinator and is also the Chairperson of the Africa Region Course of Study.  They have been in Malawi since July of 2007.  Before their move to Malawi they served in Mozambique beginning in May 2002.

The Scotts have been Nazarene missionaries since 1974.  Previous to their assignment in Mozambique, they served in Portugal, the Azores and Romania.  In each assignment they have worked in leadership development.  They opened the work of the Church of the Nazarene in Romania in 1992 with an initial emphasis on compassionate ministries, and then education and leadership development.

The Scotts are 1969 graduates of Olivet Nazarene University in Kankakee, Illinois.  Jon received a degree in business administration, then the M.R.E. from Nazarene Theological Seminary; Margaret received a degree in biology secondary education from Olivet, then an M.E. from Eastern Nazarene College.  She received her PhD in Education and Curriculum Design from the University of Pretoria in October of 2007.  Margaret was ordained as an elder on the Washington Pacific District in 2004.   Jon was ordained by the same district in 1982.

The Scotts have four adult children and four beautiful grandchildren.

The Scott’s home church is Kirkland Washington.

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1 Response to Missionary Profile – Jon & Margaret Scott

  1. Rev Nathan & Dr Priscilla Porthen says:

    Hi John and Margaret
    Greetings in Jesus name. It was wonderful to meet your brother Cameron Scott from Alaska. He visted the Williston, ND, Church of the Nazarene. I have been trying to get in contact with him via the telephone number he gave me for himself and his wife Liz to no
    avail. I would be grateful if you would be able to connect me with him if possible via the facebook since it might be the easy way to connect. I tried searching for him via the facebook search but was unableto find him. He is presently living out at the Man Camps here in Williston and I would love to connect with him again and help him get settled and continue coming over to the Nazarene church. I believe that you will be on furlough this year and I hope you can come our way. If it is possible I will arrange to meet the cost of the trip.
    I am not sure if you remember Nathan and I while we were at the Cambridge, MA Nazarene church. We are originally from South Africa.
    God bless and I look forward to hearing from you.
    Priscilla Porthen
    701-572-7445 (H)

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