Tim and Michelle Eby who served in Kenya for six years with Nazarene Mission Aviation are now assigned to Senegal, West Africa. Tim works in leadership development and church growth in the country of Senegal as well as assisting the Field Strategy Coordinator across the Africa West Field. Michelle serves as the treasurer for the Africa West Field. Pray for them as they adjust to a new culture and continue their French language study.
Tim grew up on the mission field in Papua New Guinea with his parents Lee and Carol Ann Eby. He felt a call on his life to mission service at the age of 16 and pursued his education in aviation at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas. Michelle is also a missionary kid from Beirut, Lebanon where her parents Larry and Sharon Buess served with the church of the Nazarene. Tim and Michelle met at Trevecca Nazarene University and with similar goals and calling in life were married in 1987. In 1988, with a B.S. in Aviation Technology, his commercial pilot licenses, and all his mechanic ratings, Tim began his career in aviation in Atlanta, Georgia. Over the next 9 years he gained experience before being deployed as a missionary pilot to East Africa.
In August of 1997, they were assigned as Nazarene missionaries to the Africa East Field to open the work for Nazarene Mission Aviation. They also worked to expand the church through out East Africa until 2003. The Ebys took a three year leave of absence serving as youth pastors in Moscow, ID. Tim completed his masters in Christian education with an emphasis in youth and children ministries. He also completed his course of study and was ordained as a minister in April of 2006 on the Northwest District. Their children are Chris, who is recently married and serving in the Army National Guard; Heather, who is attending Olivet Nazarene University; Amber, a sophomore and Jonathan, a 7th grader both attending school in Senegal at Dakar Academy.
God continues to work through the lives of this couple as they serve Him on the mission field. Their passion is to see the development of national leaders who will lead the church in Africa to maturity and significance. Their positions require much travel and great wisdom as they develop tools of evangelism and discipleship that are effective for the African context. Please pray that God will give them strength, wisdom, and safety as they teach and preach the Good News of Christ in every corner of West Africa.