Rod & Lynley Talbot

Africa Africa & The Middle East

The Talbot Family

Rod and Lynley left New Zealand for Botswana, in February 1983. They administered the Botswana Bible Training Institute in Gaborone for four years, and Rod was involved in seminar ministry for BBTI students.

In 1987 they relocated to Selebi-Phikwe, Botswana, where the Oasis Community Church was established, which they pastored for the next 21 years. They were also involved in training leaders and mobilising the Body of Christ for missions. During that time they also took on the role of Southern Africa Director and then Africa Director for World Outreach International.

In 2008 they left Botswana and in 2010 relocated to South Africa where, as now Regional Ministries Directors for Africa and the Middle East, Rod and Lynley oversee WOI’s personnel and the development of WOI activities in these areas. They are also involved in training a new generation of cross-cultural workers, and in serving the local churches through missions consultancy and mobilisation.

Rod and Lynley have three adult daughters, Jessica, Aimee and Rachael, who grew up in Southern Africa but are now residing in New Zealand and Australia.


World Outreach International exists to impact Least Reached People groups with the Good News of Jesus Christ. WOI has five major ministry focuses through which the Gospel is being established among Least Reached People groups. Using the acronym REACH, they are:

  • R Raising Leaders
  • E Evangelism and Church Planting
  • A All Nations Mobilisation
  • C Children’s Ministries
  • H Humanitarian Aid

WOI focus on peoples within the main cultural and religious blocs who lack indigenous communities of believers able to effectively evangelise their own people group. Our personnel are involved in practical care, evangelism and church planting ministries which combine for transformation of communities and people groups; as well as training and equipping of pastors, leaders and children’s workers among the least reached.

For more information visit:

World Outreach Int – NZ office:

Contact Details


PO Box 6249 Halfway House Midrand 1685 Rep. South Africa

Sponsoring Church

Sandringham Christian Family – Auckland

Email, lynley.talbot@world-


+27 10 2240464