Park Church has long followed the work of the Dimmocks and pray for them each Sunday. Frank and Nancy Dimmock have been under appointment as PC(USA) missionaries since June 1, 1985, which happens to be the day they were married. In fact, they interrupted their honeymoon to be commissioned during the General Assembly that year.
The Dimmocks’ first appointment to mission service was in Lesotho, where they were assigned to serve at Scott Hospital, a mission hospital in Morija. After two terms of service in Lesotho, the Dimmocks moved to Malawi in 1992, where Frank became the health coordinator for the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) and began his work as regional health consultant for the PC(USA) in southern Africa. Frank coordinated the CCAP’s health management and administration and facilitated the sharing of ideas and solutions to common problems and concerns.
Nancy supported this ministry with hospitality through their home and raising their seven children. She also found time to found and coordinate the Crisis Nursery, an orphanage for children whose parents were victims of HIV/AIDS.
In July 2013 Nancy began a new position as the Young Adult Volunteer site coordinator in Zambia. She is living in Lusaka, Zambia, and Frank will split his time between Louisville and Africa.
Frank has accepted a new position as “poverty catalyst” on the World Mission staff in Louisville. Three catalysts are tasked to help the church engage with World Mission’s three critical global issues: poverty, evangelism, and reconciliation. Nancy and Frank will next be in the USA, based in Atlanta, Ga., for the 2016/17 school year.
Park Church continues to pray for the Dimmock family and their ongoing efforts in Zambia and World Mission.
Mission and Stewardship Committee