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Togo

 

The Presbyterian Church (USA)’s partner in Togo is the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Togo, the largest Protestant denomination in this small country of 6 million people. World Mission has been working with the church to develop and support partnerships that will work to address Critical Global Initiatives in evangelism and addressing global poverty.

West Africa Regional Liaison Josh Heikkila (joshua.heikkila@pcusa.org), who is resident in Ghana, works in partnership with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Togo, to encourage, facilitate, and support presbyteries, congregations and individuals from the Presbyterian Church (USA) who have an interest in mission in Togo.

Read more about his ministry on his profile page, which you can find here.

The Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Togo was founded by German missionaries in 1847. During the First World War, under the influence of Scottish missionaries, the church organized itself into an independent Presbyterian denomination. It maintains close ties with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church Ghana, having been founded by the same German mission agency. The church is committed to social justice, holistic evangelism, education, community development, the empowerment of women, and the embrace of traditional African music and culture in its worship and theology. For many years, the denomination remained in the south of the country, since the government actively discouraged evangelism in the north of Togo. Over the past decade, a more open political climate has brought new opportunities to reach the 60 percent of the Togolese population that is not Christian, and to mission and ministry beyond its borders into other Francophone West African nations.

Contact West Africa Regional Liaison Josh Heikkila (joshua.heikkila@pcusa.org) for more information about our work in Togo.

Start a presbytery or congregational partnership with a counterpart in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Togo. Contact West Africa Regional Liaison Josh Heikkila (joshua.heikkila@pcusa.org) for more information.

Support the efforts of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Togo to do mission and outreach in Niger, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, and Senegal. Contact West Africa Regional Liaison Josh Heikkila (joshua.heikkila@pcusa.org) for more information.

Work together with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church Ghana and the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Togo in evangelism and leadership development training programs which are focused on  the half dozen ethnic groups which straddle the border of the two countries. Contact West Africa Regional Liaison Josh Heikkila (joshua.heikkila@pcusa.org) for more information about our work in Togo.

Support for the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Togo can be given to account E051747. https://www.presbyterianmission.org/donate/E051747/