Zion Evangelical Ministries of Africa

Training amaZioni leaders in southern Africa

Mike McDowell

2314 Edina Blvd. Zion, IL 60099
Phone: 847.217.2143   Email: mike@zema.org


Mike has been married to Donna for 31 years. They have three children and two grandchildren. Mike and Donna spent 14 years ministering in Asia with The Evangelical Alliance Mission. They returned to the States in 2000. Mike is the Missions Pastor at Christ Community Church in Zion, IL and the Executive Director of Zion Evangelical Ministry of Africa. Mike has occasionally taught at Moody Theological Seminary in Chicago and Asian Theological Seminary in Manila as adjunct faculty. He is actively involved in the Zion community where he and Donna live and he frequently speaks on college campuses and in churches on mission related topics.

                                                            Doctor of Philosophy in Religion and Society
                                                            Oxford Graduate School / ACRSS                       Crystal Springs, Tennessee / Oxford, U.K.

                                                            Master of Arts in Christian Education                                                                       1986
                                                            Dallas Theological Seminary                                                                            Dallas, Texas

                                                            Bachelor of Biblical Education                                                                                   1983
                                                            Western Bible College (Colorado Christian University                            Morrison, Colorado
                                                            Diploma in Foreign Missions                                                                                      1981
                                                            Moody Bible Institute                                                                                            Chicago, IL


                                                           The Contextualization of Cargo Cult Beliefs and the Christian Message in Irian Jaya,
1994, Oxford Graduate School www.papuaweb.org/dlib/s123/mcdowell/phd.pdf

                                                           The Millennium Bug in Melanesia: Cargo Cult Movements in the South Pacific,

                                                           1994, Journal of the Asian Graduate School of Theology