Foursquare Missions International (FMI) is welcoming three new regional coordinators for four regions in Africa while preparing for two transitions in various parts of the world.

The new regional coordinators are:

  • Jason and Nikki Albelo are now the regional coordinators for Southern Africa and its 13 nations.
  • Daouda* is the regional coordinator for Francophone West Africa and Central Africa nations (French speakers).
  • Sunday Oluyinka Adebiyi is the regional coordinator for Anglophone West Africa / West Africa Missions Council (WAMCO), which are primarily English-speaking countries.

Transitioning out of their current appointments by the end of the first quarter of 2024 will be Jonathan Hall, currently regional coordinator for the Caribbean; and Dan Lucero, global associate director for Africa and Francophone nations.

“As we look to the future, we continue to see a diverse team of missional leadership coming together in the unity and the power of the Holy Spirit as we come alongside what God is already doing among nations and peoples, join in, and help fulfill Foursquare’s part to play in the Great Commission.” —Paul Greer, FMI director


New Appointment: Jason and Nikki Albelo

Noting that Jason and Nikki are “super passionate” about all things related to Christ’s mission, FMI Director Paul Greer says their experience leads him to see open doors for growth in Southern Africa.

The Albelos are veterans of more than 20 years in ministry, starting with Jason’s service as the college pastor at East Hill Church (Gresham Foursquare Church) in Gresham, Ore. He and Nikki served in various pastoral roles until 2007, when they were appointed lead pastors.

During this time, they were part of sending out five long-term missions workers and numerous short-term teams. Jason also served as district missions representative for FMI and the North Pacific District for three years.

In 2019, the Albelos sensed God calling them to step out on faith. The following year, the couple became self-supported FMI emissaries to East and Southern Africa and Foursquare Disaster Relief (FDR).


New Appointment: Daouda*

Daouda comes with a “wealth of cultural knowledge, pastoral experience and passion for the gospel,” Paul states. “We are excited to walk alongside him as he transitions into this role.”

Born and raised as a Muslim in Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) in West Africa, Daouda made a decision to follow Jesus in 2001 at age 22. He traces that decision to hearing a former Muslim’s testimony; sensing the Holy Spirit’s conviction, he accepted Christ as his Savior that day.

“To me it is a reminder of how powerful each of our testimonies truly is,” Daouda says, “and that by sharing the power of God in our life, we work with the Spirit to inspire change in others.”

Called to ministry in a dream, Daouda felt drawn to the U.S. He moved there in 2010; his wife, Danielle, and their three children followed in 2012. A fruitful and effective lead pastor for more than 10 years, Daouda was licensed as an assisting pastor in the Western District in 2012, and then as a senior pastor in the same district in 2014. Daouda and Danielle will continue to lead the thriving church and have a heart to serve those who have relocated to San Bernardino County from Africa.


New Appointment: Sunday Oluyinka Adebiyi

Sunday Oluyinka Adebiyi has been a follower of Christ since age 15, when he accepted Jesus as Savior at Nigeria’s Cherubim and Seraphim College. He has studied mass communication, counseling psychology and theology at several schools, including LIFE Bible College (now Life Pacific University) and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Ill.

Also Nigeria’s foreign missions director, Sunday’s greatest passions are worship, soul winning, discipleship and financial development among God’s people. He is married to Pastor Olayinka Olajumoke Adebiyi; the couple has two children.

“Sunday is an entrepreneur and always full of optimism, faith and joy,” says Paul Greer. “He brings a beautiful, multicultural perspective toward missions.”

Both Sunday and Daouda will be based in the U.S. but will spend significant time on the mission field. They will work cooperatively with Foursquare’s other regional coordinators, Mike and Stacy Collins in East Africa, and the Albelos in Southern Africa.


Transition: Jonathan Hall

A former FMI director, Jonathan Hall was appointed to oversee the Caribbean in June 2020. Then known as an area missionary, Jonathan worked with FMI workers and national leaders to help multiply Foursquare’s missions efforts in the region.

Jonathan’s missions roots run deep; having grown up in a multicultural missionary family, he led missions and business ventures in multiple nations.

In 2011, Jonathan and his wife, Beth, moved to Miami. There, in addition to creating the Business As Mission network and serving in multiple projects in Latin America, he became the South Florida regional superintendent of Foursquare churches and FMI’s global development / international projects coordinator.

After serving FMI for years in positions connecting missions to business, the public square and the environment, Jonathan has accepted a job offer in the convergence of these areas. He will transition from his position with the Caribbean region at the end of February.

“Jonathan is a ministry entrepreneur, mentor and innovator,” says Ted Vail, D.I.S., vice president of global operations for Foursquare U.S. “He’s always finding ways to enfranchise others and create pathways for the gospel in demonstration and proclamation.”


Transition: Dan Lucero

Dan Lucero is a veteran of the mission field, having worked for years in Spain, France and Africa. His work with nations on the latter continent led to official recognition of Central Africa as a Foursquare region in late 2020.

Dan will step down as global associate director at the end of March to devote more time and energy to the development of Foursquare France. He and his wife, Martine, were instrumental in launching the church there and still lead it.

“Apostolic pioneers are not in history books; they are among us today,” Ted states. “Foursquare is blessed to have Dan and Martine among these. Dan has been instrumental in establishing new works and leaders in new places globally, particularly in the French-speaking world.”

Paul Greer expresses his gratitude toward Jonathan and Dan, who have served their regions well, as well as those taking on these new areas of oversight.

“As we look to the future, we continue to see a diverse team of missional leadership coming together in the unity and the power of the Holy Spirit. As we come alongside what God is already doing among nations and people, we will continue to join in and help fulfill Foursquare’s part to play in the Great Commission,” concludes FMI Director Paul Greer. “This is part of our collective call to be on mission together.”

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