Timeline of Nazarene global expansion

Year in which each world area was officially entered by the Church of the Nazarene

Note: Some of the more than 160 world areas where the Church of the Nazarene is present in ministry are not on this list due to political issues. Those places are simply known as "Additional world areas."

The "year entered" indicates the official start of Nazarene ministry in that country. If a church or group of churches merged with the denomination (such as happened in Italy, for example), the year indicates the year of that merger rather than the year in which that church or group of churches began. In other cases, the year indicates the year in which the first efforts were made to pioneer work in the country (such as happened in Bulgaria, for example).

Year entered -- Country or area (Administrative region)

2021 — Luxembourg (Eurasia)
2020 — Central African Republic (Africa)
2019 — Latvia (Eurasia)
2017 — Curaçao (Mesoamerica)
2017 — Mongolia (Asia-Pacific)
2017 — Singapore (Asia-Pacific)
2012 — South Sudan (Africa)
2012 — Turks and Caicos Islands (Mesoamerica)
2010 — Mali (Africa)
2009 — Moldova (Eurasia)
2009 — Niger (Africa)
2009 — Guinea-Conakry (Africa)
2009 — Norway (Eurasia)
2006 — Iraq (Eurasia)
2006 — Zanzibar (Africa)
2005 — Kosovo (Eurasia)
2004 — Guinea-Bissau (Africa)
2004 — Sierra Leone (Africa)
2003 — Reunion (Africa)
2002 — Armenia (Eurasia)
2002 — Equatorial Guinea (Africa)
2002 — Greece (Eurasia)
2002 — Madeira Islands (Eurasia)
2001 — East Timor (Asia-Pacific)
2001 — Pohnpei (Asia-Pacific)
2001 — Vanuatu(Asia-Pacific)
2000 — Aruba (Mesoamerica)
2000 — Chuuk (Asia-Pacific)
2000 — Macedonia (Eurasia)
2000 — Saipan (Asia-Pacific)
2000 — Sri Lanka (Eurasia)
2000 — Tonga (Asia-Pacific)
1999 — Burundi (Africa)
1999 — Cameroon (Africa)
1999 — Croatia (Eurasia)
1999 — Gabon (Africa)
1999 — Poland (Eurasia)
1999 — Sudan (Africa)
1998 — Benin (Africa)
1998 — Nepal (Eurasia)
1998 — Togo (Africa)
1997 — Burkina Faso (Africa)
1997 — Republic of the Congo (Africa)
1997 — Sao Tome and Principe (Africa)
1996 — Hungary (Eurasia)
1996 — Kazakstan (Eurasia)
1996 — Pakistan (Eurasia)
1995 — Fiji (Asia-Pacific)
1995 — Palau (Asia-Pacific)
1994 — Bulgaria (Eurasia)
1994 — Saint Martin (Mesoamerica)
1993 — Albania(Eurasia)
1993 — Eritrea (Africa)
1993 — Lesotho (Africa)
1993 — Madagascar (Africa)
1992 — Angola (Africa)
1992 — Bangladesh (Eurasia)
1992 — Cambodia (Asia-Pacific)
1992 — Ethiopia (Africa)
1992 — Romania (Eurasia)
1992 — Russia (Eurasia)
1992 — Solomon Islands (Asia-Pacific)
1992 — Ukraine (Eurasia)
1990 — Democratic Republic of the Congo (Africa)
1990 — Ghana (Africa)
1990 — Liberia (Africa)
1990 — Rwanda (Africa)
1990 — Tanzania (Africa)
1989 — Thailand (Asia-Pacific)
1988 — French Guiana (Mesoamerica)
1988 — Senegal (Africa)
1988 — Uganda (Africa)
1987 — Cote d'Ivoire [Ivory Coast] (Africa)
1987 — Ireland (Eurasia)
1986 — Egypt (Eurasia)
1986 — Guadeloupe (Mesoamerica)
1985 — Cyprus (Eurasia)
1984 — Azores (Eurasia)
1984 — Botswana (Africa)
1984 — Kenya (Africa)
1984 — Myanmar (Asia-Pacific) -- Entered when it was called Burma
1984 — Suriname (Mesoamerica)
1983 — Saint Kitts and Nevis (Mesoamerica)
1982 — Venezuela (South America)
1981 — Spain (Eurasia)
1980 — Paraguay (South America)
1978 — Switzerland (Eurasia)
1977 — France (Eurasia)
1977 — Grenada (Mesoamerica)
1977 — Nigeria (Africa)
1976 — Martinique (Mesoamerica)
1975 — Colombia (South America)
1975 — Saint Vincent (Mesoamerica)
1974 — Dominica (Mesoamerica)
1974 — Dominican Republic (Mesoamerica)
1974 — Hong Kong (Asia-Pacific)
1973 — Antigua (Mesoamerica)
1973 — Indonesia (Asia-Pacific)
1973 — Namibia (Africa)
1973 — Portugal (Eurasia)
1972 — Ecuador (South America)
1972 — Saint Lucia (Mesoamerica)
1971 — Guam (Asia-Pacific)
1971 — The Bahamas (Mesoamerica)
1970 — Bermuda (USA/Canada)
1970 — Honduras (Mesoamerica)
1967 — Netherlands (Eurasia)
1966 — Jamaica (Mesoamerica)
1964 — Costa Rica(Mesoamerica)
1964 — El Salvador (Mesoamerica)
1964 — Samoa (Asia-Pacific)
1963 — Zimbabwe (Africa) -- Entered when it was called Southern Rhodesia
1962 — Chile (South America)
1961 — Zambia (Africa) -- Entered when it was called Northern Rhodesia
1960 — Denmark (Eurasia)
1958 — American Samoa (Asia-Pacific)
1958 — Brazil (South America)
1958 — Germany (Eurasia) -- Entered what was then called West Germany
1957 — Malawi (Africa) -- Entered when it was called Nyasaland
1956 — Taiwan (Asia-Pacific)
1955 — Papua New Guinea (Asia-Pacific)
1953 — Panama (Mesoamerica)
1952 — New Zealand (Asia-Pacific)
1950 — Haiti (Mesoamerica)
1950 — Jordan (Eurasia)
1950 — Lebanon (Eurasia)
1949 — Uruguay (South America)
1948 — Italy (Eurasia)
1948 — Korea, South (Asia-Pacific)
1946 — Australia (Asia-Pacific)
1946 — Guyana (Mesoamerica) -- Entered when it was called British Guiana
1946 — Philippines (Asia-Pacific)
1945 — Bolivia (South America)
1944 — Puerto Rico (Mesoamerica)
1944 — Virgin Islands (Mesoamerica)
1937 — Nicaragua (Mesoamerica)
1934 — Belize (Mesoamerica) -- Entered when it was called British Honduras
1926 — Barbados (Mesoamerica)
1926 — Trinidad (Mesoamerica)
1922 — Mozambique (Africa) -- Entered when it was called Portuguese East Africa
1921 — Israel (Eurasia) -- Entered when it was called Palestine
1920 — Syria (Eurasia)
1919 — South Africa (Africa)
1914 — Peru (South America)
1910 — Eswatini (Africa) -- Entered when it was called Swaziland
1909 — Argentina (South America)
1909 — United Kingdom (Eurasia)
1905 — Japan (Asia-Pacific)
1904 — Guatemala (Mesoamerica)
1903 — Mexico (Mesoamerica)
1902 — Canada (USA/Canada)
1902 — Cuba (Mesoamerica)
1901 — Cabo Verde (Africa) -- Entered when it was called Cape Verde
1898 — India (Eurasia)
1887 — United States (USA/Canada)

Although most of the places on this list are countries, the label "world area" is used because places like Martinique and Guam are considered separate from France and the U.S.A. even though they are not separate nations. Martinique is one of the Special Collectivity of the French Republic and Guam is an organized, unincorporated territory of the United States of America.

    -- compiled by Howard Culbertson

Alphabetical listing of the world areas where the Church of the Naarene is present in ministry

Countries with an asterisk after the name are in the geographic area called the "10/40 Window."

1993 -- Albania(Eurasia)
1958 -- American Samoa (Asia-Pacific)
1992 -- Angola (Africa)
1973 -- Antigua (Mesoamerica)
1909 -- Argentina (South America)
2002 -- Armenia (Eurasia)
2000 -- Aruba (Mesoamerica)
1946 -- Australia (Asia-Pacific)
1984 -- Azores (Eurasia)
1992 -- Bangladesh* (Eurasia)
1926 -- Barbados (Mesoamerica)
1934 -- Belize (Mesoamerica)
1998 -- Benin* (Africa)
1970 -- Bermuda (USA/Canada)
1945 -- Bolivia (South America)
1984 -- Botswana (Africa)
1958 -- Brazil (South America)
1994 -- Bulgaria (Eurasia)
1997 -- Burkina Faso* (Africa)
1999 -- Burundi (Africa)
1992 -- Cambodia* (Asia-Pacific)
1999 -- Cameroon (Africa)
1902 -- Canada (USA/Canada)
1901 -- Cape Verde (Africa)
2020 -- Central African Republic (Africa)
1962 -- Chile (South America)
2000 -- Chuuk (Asia-Pacific)
1975 -- Colombia (South America)
1964 -- Costa Rica(Mesoamerica)
1987 -- Cote d'Ivoire [Ivory Coast] (Africa)
1999 -- Croatia (Eurasia)
1902 -- Cuba (Mesoamerica)
2017 -- Curaçao (Mesoamerica)
1985 -- Cyprus* (Eurasia)
1990 -- Democratic Republic of the Congo (Africa)
1960 -- Denmark (Eurasia)
1974 -- Dominica (Mesoamerica)
1974 -- Dominican Republic (Mesoamerica)
2001 -- East Timor (Asia-Pacific)
1972 -- Ecuador (South America)
1986 -- Egypt* (Eurasia)
1964 -- El Salvador (Mesoamerica)
2002 -- Equatorial Guinea (Africa)
1993 -- Eritrea* (Africa)
1910 -- Eswatini -- formerly Swaziland (Africa)
1992 -- Ethiopia* (Africa)
1995 -- Fiji (Asia-Pacific)
1977 -- France (Eurasia)
1988 -- French Guiana (Mesoamerica)
1999 -- Gabon (Africa)
1958 -- Germany (Eurasia)
1990 -- Ghana (Africa)
2002 -- Greece* (Eurasia)
1977 -- Grenada (Mesoamerica)
1986 -- Guadeloupe (Mesoamerica)
1971 -- Guam (Asia-Pacific)
1904 -- Guatemala (Mesoamerica)
2004 -- Guinea-Bissau* (Africa)
2009 -- Guinea-Conakry (Africa)
1946 -- Guyana (Mesoamerica)
1950 -- Haiti (Mesoamerica)
1970 -- Honduras (Mesoamerica)
1974 -- Hong Kong (Asia-Pacific)
1996 -- Hungary (Eurasia)
1898 -- India* (Eurasia)
1973 -- Indonesia (Asia-Pacific)
2006 -- Iraq* (Eurasia)
1987 -- Ireland (Eurasia)
1921 -- Israel* (Eurasia)
1948 -- Italy (Eurasia)
1966 -- Jamaica (Mesoamerica)
1905 -- Japan* (Asia-Pacific)
1950 -- Jordan (Eurasia)
1996 -- Kazakstan (Eurasia)
1984 -- Kenya (Africa)
1948 -- Korea, South* (Asia-Pacific)
2005 -- Kosovo (Eurasia)
2019 -- Latvia (Eurasia)
1950 -- Lebanon* (Eurasia)
1993 -- Lesotho (Africa)
1990 -- Liberia (Africa)
2021 -- Luxembourg
2000 -- Macedonia (Eurasia)
1993 -- Madagascar (Africa)
2002 -- Madeira Islands (Eurasia)
1957 -- Malawi (Africa)
2010 -- Mali* (Africa)
1976 -- Martinique (Mesoamerica)
1903 -- Mexico (Mesoamerica)
2009 -- Moldova (Eurasia)
2017 -- Mongolia (Asia-Pacific)
1922 -- Mozambique (Africa)
1984 -- Myanmar* -- formerly Burma (Asia-Pacific)
1973 -- Namibia (Africa)
1998 -- Nepal* (Eurasia)
1967 -- Netherlands (Eurasia)
1952 -- New Zealand (Asia-Pacific)
1937 -- Nicaragua (Mesoamerica)
2009 -- Niger* (Africa)
1977 -- Nigeria (Africa)
2009 -- Norway (Eurasia)
1996 -- Pakistan* (Eurasia)
1995 -- Palau (Asia-Pacific)
1953 -- Panama (Mesoamerica)
1955 -- Papua New Guinea (Asia-Pacific)
1980 -- Paraguay (South America)
1914 -- Peru (South America)
1946 -- Philippines*(Asia-Pacific)
2001 -- Pohnpei (Asia-Pacific)
1999 -- Poland (Eurasia)
1973 -- Portugal*(Eurasia)
1944 -- Puerto Rico (Mesoamerica)
1997 -- Republic of the Congo (Africa)
2003 -- Reunion (Africa)
1992 -- Romania (Eurasia)
1992 -- Russia (Eurasia)
1990 -- Rwanda (Africa)
1983 -- Saint Kitts and Nevis (Mesoamerica)
1972 -- Saint Lucia (Mesoamerica)
1975 -- Saint Vincent (Mesoamerica)
1994 -- Saint Martin (Mesoamerica)
2000 -- Saipan (Asia-Pacific)
1964 -- Samoa (Asia-Pacific)
1997 -- Sao Tome and Principe (Africa)
1988 -- Senegal*(Africa)
2004 -- Sierra Leone (Africa)
2017 -- Singapore (Asia-Pacific)
1992 -- Solomon Islands (Asia-Pacific)
2012 -- South Sudan (Africa)
1919 -- South Africa (Africa)
1981 -- Spain (Eurasia)
2000 -- Sri Lanka (Eurasia)
1999 -- Sudan*(Africa)
1984 -- Suriname (Mesoamerica)
1978 -- Switzerland (Eurasia)
1920 -- Syria*(Eurasia)
1956 -- Taiwan*(Asia-Pacific)
1990 -- Tanzania (Africa)
1989 -- Thailand*(Asia-Pacific)
1971 -- The Bahamas (Mesoamerica)
1998 -- Togo (Africa)
2000 -- Tonga (Asia-Pacific)
1926 -- Trinidad (Mesoamerica)
2012 -- Turks and Caicos Islands (Mesoamerica)
1988 -- Uganda (Africa)
1992 -- Ukraine (Eurasia)
1909 -- United Kingdom (Eurasia)
1887 -- United States (USA/Canada)
1949 -- Uruguay (South America)
2001 -- Vanuatu(Asia-Pacific)
1982 -- Venezuela (South America)
1944 -- Virgin Islands (Mesoamerica)
1961 -- Zambia (Africa)
2006 -- Zanzibar (Africa)
1963 -- Zimbabwe (Africa)


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