Our Missionaries

We are committed to spreading the love of Christ both locally and globally. In obedience to the commandment to "go and make disciples of all nations" (Matthew 28:19), we actively engage in fulfilling this divine mission. We support missionaries who have answered the call to go to the ends of the earth, bringing the message of salvation and hope. Whether it's providing practical assistance, sharing the Gospel, or supporting development projects, our mission is to be a beacon of light in a world that needs the healing touch of Christ. Consult the Missions Board at the back of the Church to find out more.

Dave and Melanie Wright with EMI

David and Melanie Wright are serving with Engineering Ministries International (EMI) – a Christian non-profit international missionary development organisation made up of architects, engineers, surveyors, construction managers, and other built environment professionals who use their skills to serve the poor and least reached worldwide. 

After spending time in Uganda, Paris and Senegal, the Wright family moved back to their home in Northern Ireland in June 2021 in order for their kids to finish schooling and start university.

David is the Africa/UK Regional Director for EMI’s Global Office and travels to the offices in Cape Town, Uganda and Senegal each year, while working remotely in Northern Ireland.

George and Peggy Ngamlana with the Baptist Union

George and Peggy serve with the Baptist Union of South Africa as the Missions co-ordinator. They are focused on encouraging missions among Baptist churches.

They also manage & run the Baptist Women’s campsite, and pastor a church.

Paul Richardson with Durban Inner City Mission

My work in 2024:

  • Restocking our 6 newspaper stands twice a month with “Challenge” newspapers.
  • Distributing the “Challenge” newspapers in various buildings 2-3 days a week.
  • Visiting contacts made in the city while distributing the newspapers.
  • Assisting 2 churches in the Durban area who don’t have pastors by preaching there once a month.
  • Ministering to “homeless” people on a Thursday in the Inner City and serving as a member of its board.
  • Meeting regularly with pastors and other folk for fellowship and encouragement.

I cherish my relationship with Howick Community Church and appreciate their interest and faithful support over many years!

Colin Bishop with Transformation Time

Engaging the next generation with the Gospel and a crystal clear set of high Christian Biblical values in KZN rural and Township schools.

The aim is to prevent Crime and violence; Drugs and alcohol abuse; Premarital sex; Sexuality, gender abuse, rape, and transgender ideology; and Gambling, while improving Spiritual Life Relationship with God; Academic performance; Respect for authority; Good decision making; Commitment to walk the moral high road of integrity; and Career pathing. 

The ultimate solution to our enormous social problems is not political, it is spiritual. The greatest change agent is not legislation or policing, it is God and His Bible! Each subject leads to the Gospel of forgiveness and eternal Life in Christ as the ultimate necessity and prerequisite for behavioural transformation!

Union Bible Institute

UBI is based on Sweetwaters Road in Hilton.  It trains pastors and Christian leaders for Africa.

For more information, email principal@ubi-edu.co.za

Theuns Pauw and Zwelihle Sokhela with Africa Enterprise

Mission Statement: “To evangelise the Cities of Africa, through Word and Deed, in partnership with the Church.”

Our main objective is to equip and mobilise the Church for missions, through training and proclamation evangelism. We also seek to transform lives through our Foxfire youth gap-year, various community   projects, and leadership training programmes.

Thank you Howick Community Church for your faithful support!

Andy and Debbie Abbott

Andy and Debbie Abbott labour with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Indonesia with Bible translation, Pastor teaching, and Adult and Children literacy.

Barry and Julia Funnell with The Word for the World

Barry and Julia Funnell are serving with The Word for the World Bible translators. They are based in the UK with their 3 children, and worked in Malawi and Tanzania as Bible translators.

Barry works as the Vice President for Quality Assurance in Bible translation for their 310 projects in Africa, Asia and Europe. Barry travels extensively to train and oversee Bible translation consultants.

Julia is the editor of their Diploma in Bible translation training materials with 970 students enrolled.

 God bless you, and all our friends in Howick Community Church and thank you for your support.


Greetings from SE Asia to HCC!

Our family has been called to SE Asia to serve in mobilising work. Mobilising is the exciting ministry of working alongside the Holy Spirit to teach, model, encourage and train followers of Jesus in sharing the Good News with unreached people (people who have no access to the Good News).

We are amazed that despite being a closed country which can be dangerous for believers we have such open doors.

We love this scripture and see it is part of our calling here in SE Asia: Matthew 9:37 Then [Jesus] said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”