Laura Sanlon (UFM Nairobi)
Pastor Oscar (Nairobi Chapel)
Rev. Colin Dickson (Jordan)
We’re launching Bangor Worldwide 2018 on Wednesday 23rd May in Hamilton Road Baptist Church at 7:45pm.
It’s going to be a great evening together with a brief look at the programme for August and an interview with Laura Sanlon (UFM Nairobi) and Pastor Oscar (Nairobi Chapel).
Our guest speaker is Rev. Colin Dickson who serves the Lord in Jordan.
Colin and Marjorie Dickson previously served overseas in Israel through PCI from 1997 – 2000. Their secondment to the Churches Ministry amongst Jewish People (CMJ) in Haifa was both an exciting and challenging time. They gained tremendous experience in mission which in turn has greatly influenced their Christian lives and ministry to date.
Colin began the application process for the ordained ministry of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, 2000 – 2002. He was accepted and trained for the ministry, 2002 – 2005. After a short period as the Assistant Minister in Ballygowan Presbyterian Church, Colin was ordained in December 2006, and he and Marjorie served the Presbyterian congregations of Cavanaleck and Aughentaine until December 2013.
While they experienced a fruitful ministry in Cavanaleck and Aughentaine, the Call to take the Gospel to the nations has never left them. Through 2013, they sensed a renewed Call to missionary service overseas. In response to this Call upon their lives Colin resigned from his Charge in December 2013 to undertake a two year period of further studies in preparation for future service. During this time, he completed an MTh in Leadership through Union Theological College and a TESOL CELTA course. During this two year period PCI asked Colin and Marjorie to convene the vacancy in Torre del Mar Evangelical Church, Malaga, Spain from January to July 2014 as it transitioned to new leadership.
On return they continued the process of application for overseas service and after completion of studies they received an invitation from Jordan Evangelical Theological College (JETS) to join their Academic Department. Colin and Marjorie travelled to Jordan in May 2016 and after a period of language study and orientation classes, they began working at JETS in August 2016. Colin is the interim Academic Dean and Lecturer in Practical Theology, and Marjorie is the Assistant Librarian. They are both involved in a local Arab congregation in the Christian town of Fuhays and an English speaking congregation in Amman.