Photo: Gardner, Don and Evie
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  • Don
  • Born in United States
  • Ordained: 1989 by Arizona district
  • Evie
  • Born in United States
  • Children
  • Allissa Dawn
  • Amy Lynn
  • Erin Renae
  • General Information
  • Home District: Arizona
  • Home Church: Sun Valley
  • Summary of Service Record
  • 2001 to Present – Kenya
  • 1990 to 2001 – Malawi
  • Home Assignment Dates
  • Jun 1, 2016 to Jul 15, 2016
  • Apr 2, 2016 to Apr 30, 2016
  • Mar 21, 2015 to May 3, 2015

Gardner, Don and Evie


Don and Evie Gardner are serving as global missionaries with the Church of the Nazarene and reside in Nairobi, Kenya. Since 2001 Don  has been serving as the Africa East Field Strategy Coordinator and oversees the work of the Church of the Nazarene in the countries of Uganda, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Rwanda, Burundi, as well as Kenya.  In 2013 he acquired the Horn of Africa which included Ethiopia, Southern Sudan, Eritrea, and 3 creative access countries.  Prior to that, they were in Malawi for 11 years where Don served as North Malawi District Superintendent and Malawi Mission Coordinator.  Don was ordained in 1989 on the Arizona District. Don received the B.A. degree in religion from Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma.

Evie received the B.A. degree in elementary education from Mid America Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas.  In October, 2014 she acquired her Masters of Education at Africa Nazarene University. She is the East Africa Event Coordinator and Mentee for many young adults. She also leads one internationally attended Bible study fellowship.

The Gardners have three married daughters: Amy, Erin, and Allissa and five granddaughters and one grandson.