Daniel and Melody Anderson
Serving in Africa East on Global Deployment | Africa
Dan and Melody Anderson are Commissioned missionaries for the Church of the Nazarene in Uganda.
The Andersons both attended and graduated from Northwest Nazarene University. Dan received the B.A. degree in Philosophy/Religion in 1976. Melody received the B.A. degree in Secondary Education/Home Economics in 1977.
They moved to Kansas City to attend Nazarene Theological Seminary shortly after they were married in 1977. Dan received the Master of Divinity and also the Master of Arts in Missions in 1981. Upon graduation, the Andersons began to plant a church in Loomis, California. They served as pastors until 1985, when they accepted their first missionary assignment to Kenya.
The Andersons served until 1995 in Kisumu, Kenya, where they helped to plant and establish new churches and districts.
In 1995, they were re-assigned to Uganda. They have continued to establish the Church of the Nazarene in Uganda through the training of national district superintendents, district advisory boards, pastors, and lay people. Dan serves as Mission Coordinator and District Superintendent for a brand new district and Melody serves as Nazarene Bible College of East Africa Teacher-Training Coordinator for the country of Uganda, along with any other missionary responsibilities assigned to them.
The Andersons have two grown children, Becky and Dan Jr., living in California.
Home Assignment Dates
May 11, 2019 - May 10, 2020, United States
Going Where the Church is Not Yet
Today there are over 4.3 billion people who live in areas where there is little to no gospel witness. 4.3 billion people who have not heard the message of the gospel, who have never heard the name of Jesus. We believe that everyone deserves to hear. God continues to call the Church of the Nazarene to spread the message of the gospel, to preach holiness, and to bring good news to the poor all over the world. The task is enormous; far too big for anyone to do alone, but together we can go where the church is not yet and see people, communities, and nations transformed. Reaching these people begins with one step, a step of obedience and faithfulness that says yes to God’s call. Take your first step and start your journey toward serving in missions today.