Miss Joanne Greer

Joanne Greer with her trained, personal protection dog Reilly, acquired from a dog college in Northern Ireland and donated after the missionary compound in Liberia was robbed by four armed men at 3:00 am on July 23, 2013.

Joanne Greer with her trained, personal protection dog Reilly, acquired from a dog college in Northern Ireland and donated after the missionary compound in Liberia was robbed by four armed men at 3:00 am on July 23, 2013.

Joanne Greer was called as a missionary through the Free Presbyterian Church of Northern Ireland (FPCU) mission board and is now working in Liberia under the direction of the Free Presbyterian Church of North America (FPCNA).

The Lord began dealing with Joanne about full-time service while studying nursing at a university in Coleraine, Northern Ireland, her home country. After qualifying in 2003 with her BSc in Nursing, Joanne worked for two years in a local hospital and made visits to mission fields in Kenya, the Philippines, and Spain. Believing the Lord was leading her into missionary work, she left nursing temporarily to attend a two-year missionary course with the Whitefield College of the Bible, the Bible college of the FPCU, and in 2008 was invited to participate in mission teams traveling twice per year to war-torn Liberia. Joanne says that God deepened her burden during this time through these teams, and the study of His Word, about foreign missions. After much prayer Joanne applied to become a missionary in Liberia, was accepted, and began her work on the field in March of 2012.

Miss Joanne Greer picture with her parents the night of her graduation from Whitefield College of the Bible.

Miss Joanne Greer pictured with her parents the night of her graduation from Whitefield College of the Bible.

In Liberia she works with the Free Presbyterian Mission Church of Liberia (FPMCOL), the mission church of the FPCNA. The work has three small congregations—two near Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, and one in Rivercess, about 160 kilometers inland.

Joanne holds woman’s Bible meetings, teaches children’s Sunday school, and runs an afternoon reading club for school-age children. She also teaches keyboard to numerous young people and holds a once per week group music class with younger children.

You can watch Joanne’s deputation video here.