Rod & Lynley Talbot

Africa Australia: Perth

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 they functioned as Regional Ministries Directors for Africa and the Middle East, overseeing WOI personnel in the region.

In 2016 Rod and Lynley relocated to Perth, Western Australia, where they now live and continue in their current role with WOI, working back into Africa and the Middle East; overseeing Field Leaders and new initiatives in the region. They are also involved in mentoring new cross-cultural workers and a new generation of leaders in World Outreach. Rod and Lynley have three adult daughters, a son-in-law and a grandson.


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:

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