Rev. Douglas and Angela Thompson serve the Lord as career missionaries in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Douglas serves as a theological educator, teaching at the Coordinating Center for Theological Studies (CCTS) in Jembe, near Bo. He also assists the Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church—Sierra Leone (CELC—SL) in the development of curriculum and of an accredited plan of study for seminary theological education. Angela serves part-time as a seminary librarian, working to maintain and increase theological materials for the seminaries and training centers throughout West Africa. She also teaches and helps students with their research and studies.
Douglas was born in Glendora, CA. He graduated from Concordia University, Ann Arbor, MI, with a bachelor’s degree in biology. He received his Master of Divinity from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. Douglas served in parish ministry for 18 years, serving congregations in North Dakota and Montana. Douglas enjoys running, cycling, hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, reading and brewing beer.
Angela was born in Billings, MT. She graduated from Webster University, St. Louis, with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She also received a master’s degree in education from Montana State University-Billings and a master’s degree in early childhood special education from Minot State University, Minot, N.D. Angela worked in the field of special education, serving in many roles, most recently, directing and coordinating a developmental and disability program in Billings. Angela enjoys running, cycling, hiking, camping, reading and cooking.
Douglas and Angela served as guest instructors at Nekemte Christian College in Nekemte, Ethiopia, a seminary of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus Seminary. They also taught and served at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ghana (ELCG) Seminary in Accra, Ghana, West Africa.
Pray for the Thompsons as they continue to serve in Sierra Leone and West Africa. Pray the Lord causes their work to be a blessing to God’s people and to build up His Church in this part of the world. Also, pray for God’s continued blessings on their children, Richard and Krista, who live and work back in the United States. Pray for comfort and strength for those times when Doug and Angie are especially missing those closest to them back home. Ask God to grant them wisdom and discernment as they navigate new friendships and cultures, learn new languages and serve God’s people in West Africa. Above all, give thanks to the Lord for giving the Thompsons the opportunity to humbly serve Him, sharing the Gospel with others, in the United States and in all parts of the world.