Mike and Jill Lowery, Democratic Republic of Congo

Jill and Mike Lowery work with the Congo Baptist Community (CBCO), continuing the efforts American Baptists began in the Congo more than a century ago. Jill is currently involved in mission education, women’s ministries and youth work. Jill has also been working with the women of CBCO both at the national and local levels. She is involved with organizing women’s activities in Kinshasa and throughout Western Congo. Mike is a professor and administrator at the Pastor’s Institute in Kikongo. He teaches New Testament and prepares pastors for rural ministry in the Bandundu region of Congo. Since 2004, Mike has also served as the Mission Treasurer and has relocated from Kikongo to Kinshasa. He still commutes to Kikongo once a month to teach at the Pastors Institute for one week at a time.