Faith Without Borders
Africa Mission Specialist, Frank Dimmock, shares his experience with the displaced church of South Sudan, and how God is using his education in public health and counseling to help refugees in Ethiopia rebuild hope through faith-based trauma healing programs.
For more than thirty years Frank Dimmock served the church in Africa as a PC(USA) mission co-worker, focusing on ministries of health and development. From 2013-2016 Frank worked with Presbyterian World Mission as the global poverty alleviation catalyst. He joined the Outreach mission staff in January 2017 as the Africa mission specialist. A native of North Carolina and pre-med graduate of NC State, Frank has a master’s degree in public health and completed doctoral work in international public health and epidemiology at Tulane. In 2010, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Davidson College for his long and effective service to the church.
Frank and his wife, Nancy Miller Dimmock (daughter of retired missionaries David and Polly Miller) have eight children, six of whom are adopted. In addition to engaging in ministry in their home and raising their children, Nancy co-founded and coordinated the Ministry of Hope crisis nurseries in Southern Africa, a ministry serving abandoned and neglected infants and vulnerable children.