Alice Statler

Serving in discipleship and leadership training in Senegal


Primary Ministry :
Serving in discipleship and leadership training in Senegal

Prayer Needs :
Please pray that God will raise up a strong Senegalese church that impacts their society and all of West Africa for the Lord Jesus Christ.

Major Challenges :
Making the gospel relevant to the society is a continuing struggle.

The People :
Senegal has 30 tribes each with their own language. The largest and most influential tribe is the Wolof which claims to be 100 percent Muslim. Though few in number, there are now Christians in each of the tribes.

Senegal, Western Africa


Alice Statler, along with her husband Ed, served for almost 20 years in Senegal where they had a burden to see Senegalese Christians maturing and exercising a ministry to their own people.

The Statlers spent their first two terms in Thiès helping with teaching, preaching and leadership formation. In 1996, Ed became the director of the Evangelical Institute of Dakar (IED) with the task of training present and future leaders for the church in Senegal. He served in that capacity for seven years. In 2004, Ed was diagnosed with cancer and entered the presence of His Lord in October of that year. In 2005, Alice returned to Senegal to continue the work.

Alice grew up in Morenci, Arizona, where she received Christ at age 12. After graduating from Bible college, she taught in Arizona for three years. In 1975, Alice responded to a need to teach in Dakar, Senegal. While teaching at the missionary children's school in Dakar, she developed a vision for the work among the Wolof people there.