Hermann & Brigitte Gschwandtner, Field Strategy Coordinators
Hermann and Brigitte were both born in Germany and have served as Nazarene missionaries since 1990. Hermann studied theology at the universities of Tübingen, Erlangen and Edinburgh and is the author of more than ten books and numerous articles. Brigitte graduated from Brake Bible School in Germany and has translated theological books and published several Christian novels.
The Gschwandtners have been involved in missions and pastoral ministry for over 30 years. They served as Senior Pastor of the Frankfurt First and Gelnhausen Nazarene churches in Germany. In 1989 they were called to open up the work for the Church of the Nazarene in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, where their primary responsibility was to prepare the way for Nazarene ministry and missionaries. Since 1994 they have concentrated on Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, the JESUS Film ministry, and church planting in South Asia, where they were instrumental in opening several nations for the Church and continue to support and mentor the indigenous leaders in these countries. Since July 2010 they also serve as Field Strategy Coordinators for South Asia.
Hermann and Brigitte make their home in Gelnhausen, Germany. They have three grown children: Christina lives in Pennsylvania, Johannes, who has three children, lives in Oklahoma, and Dorli lives in Germany.