Loving, Interested, Nazarenes, Knowing and Sharing
One Way that the Nazarene church supports and highlights the work of its missionaries
is through the L.I.N.K.S programme. Missionary families are assigned to a district
for a period of two years so that the churches can get to know them and support them
The South District’s L.I.N.K.S family for 2014-2016 are Stephen and Annette Morley.
Their ministry is focused on church planting and have recently made their home in
the town of Wicklow, County Wicklow, Ireland.
Stephen and Annette Morley are specialised assignment missionaries with the Church
of the Nazarene in the Republic of Ireland. They live in Wicklow Town, County Wicklow,
on the east coast of Ireland, just south of Dublin. Married in 1989, the Morley’s
have two children, Elizabeth and Matthew. Elizabeth has graduated with honours in
Elementary Education from Mid-America Nazarene University in Olathe, KS. She is now
living in Kansas city working for Holiness Today whilst looking for a teaching job.
Matthew is in Houston Texas finishing a few online courses and seeking God for his
future. Prior to their present assignment, Stephen and Annette served in pastoral
ministry for 21 years. Stephen most recently served as the Senior Pastor in Richland,
Stephen and Annette are products of the international ministry of the Nazarene church.
Stephen was raised in a pastor’s home in England, Denmark, and the U.S. His parents
are Rev. Frank & Margaret Morley. Annette was a missionary kid in South Africa.
Her parents are Rev. Denzil & Kay Dodds. It was in Africa that Steve and Annette
Missions has always held an important place in the Morley’s hearts, from serving
on Youth in Mission teams, participating and leading in Work and Witness and Jesus
Film Trips, to serving on various district missions councils. They share a story
of God’s call and grace on their lives and are always looking for ways to incarnate
Christ to our world. They are committed to a vision of seeing the church of the Nazarene
planted throughout the Republic of Ireland.