Specialists Serving Globally
Daphne and Deacon James served as long-term OCMC Missionaries with the Holy Archdiocese of Mwanza in Western Tanzania. Having discerned a need for Dcn James to receive solid theological education, they moved to Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, MA where James completed a Master of Divinity and was ordained Deacon.
In 2018 the Hargraves visited Kenya and were invited by His Grace, Bishop Athanasios of Kisumu and Western Kenya, of blessed memory, to serve the parish of St Moses in Kisumu city. St Moses, the only Orthodox Christian parish in a metro area of 1.5 million, was founded in 2018 and currently meets in a parishioner’s house.
While the Orthodox Church has a long history of ministry and evangelism in rural Kenya, nearly one-third of Kenyans— about thirteen million people— live in cities. The Hargraves hope to assist the Church in addressing the urgent need for a stable Orthodox Christian presence in a major East African city.
Pray for the Hargraves as they prepare to return to East Africa.