Jonny and Beth Burgess

Jonny has been teaching at Servants of the Word (SOW), a small Bible school in The Gambia, since October 2015. In 2017 Jonny and Beth married and they are now serving together in The Gambia.

Beth is developing a network of youth and children's workers, and finding ways to resource and train them to teach young people God's word faithfully and engagingly. Jonny teaches courses on preaching and discipleship at SOW. They both teach God's word lots at their church too (Beth with the children, Jonny in preaching), where they hope to demonstrate servant-leadership and faithful stewarding of God's precious word.

There is often much admirable zeal and enthusiasm among Christians in The Gambia, but a serious lack of careful and faithful bible teaching. Jonny and Beth are working alongside local Christian leaders; learning from them and assisting them in the task of training servant-hearted gospel workers for the small but growing church.

Find out more:

Jonny introduces SOW, what happens there and why. 

Recent SOW students share their highlights from being at SOW. 

SOW Director, Pastor Steven, shares the vision of SOW. 

SOW are building a residential site for the school, from which they'll be able to offer full-time courses. Click here to make a donation towards this project.

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About The Gambia

Population
1,750,700    
Evangelical Christians
1%
Main religion
Islam
Main languages
English
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