Syd & Liz Doyle
- International evangelists and church planters working cross culturally and interdenominationally
- Internationally licensed and ordained by the Foursquare Gospel Church
- Founders / Directors Nations Light Ministries / Releasing Daughters of the Last Days/Heal our Land UK/ Who’s My Neighbor?/ SHINE
In 1972, 18 year old Liz graduated from High School in southern Ohio and immediately boarded a plane for war torn Belfast, N. Ireland. She believed the only answer for the violence to cease was for people to meet the Prince of Peace, Jesus! While preaching and singing in the bombed out City Centre she looked into the crowd and spied a handsome young Irishman. The Bible College student took notice of her too, and asked her to coffee. Two weeks later he asked to marry her and one year later they were married and graduated from the Bible Training Institute, Glasgow, Scotland in 1974.
They went on to pioneer and pastor 3 churches in southern England.
At the outset of their ministry the Lord promised: ‘I will make you a light to the nations’ Isa. 49:6
The Doyle’s have been actively engaged in evangelism over the years, ministering in over 50 countries on 6 continents, motivating tens of thousands of believers to get involved in the end time harvest and seeing thousands saved. They have hosted major evangelistic initiatives as well as conferences and training days.
Ministry in England
In 1975 they began their first church in Stanhope Estate, Ashford, Kent, a London "overspill" area with great social need. Over 5 years, despite opposition, verbal and even physical, it grew from 5 to 40 adults and 50 children.
In 1980 they began Ashford Christian Fellowship (ACF), Kent, England. www.acfchurch.org.uk During their ministry at ACF, tens of thousands were challenged through Gospel presentations on the streets, in theaters, schools, hospitals, youth clubs and in churches of most denominations. Many went out on short term missions and in 1998 alone, 65 ACF members went to 8 nations! Over the years, over 100 members went through formal training and were sent out as full-time workers around the world. Also, during that time, Liz led a team of International Students to begin the International Christian Fellowship at Wye College, Kent. This interaction with post graduate students from many nations created a desire in the Doyle's to travel to their nations to learn from them and partner with them in evangelism.
A Global Ministry
In 1998, after 23 years of ministry in England, the Lord moved the Doyle’s to be based in the USA, where they are fulfilling their life long ambition of training and mobilizing believers, globally, to serve the Lord in evangelism . Syd completed his Master of Arts in Missions at Columbia International University, S. Carolina, equipping him to train others to reach out cross culturally. Liz founded "Releasing Daughters of the Last Days" that has taken her around the world training and mobilizing women to evangelize their nations.
Ministry in the USA
As well as being Directors of Nations Light Ministries, Syd and Liz are Evangelists working "trans denominationally " from their base in southern Michigan. They travel around the USA and the world speaking to large and small groups. They conduct training conferences for believers, seminars for leaders and evangelistic campaigns, challenging everyone to become involved in reaching the 1.7 billion unreached for Jesus.
Most recently the Doyle’s founded “Who’s My Neighbor? International Festivals that celebrates the “Mission Field” on our doorstep - encouraging believers from around the world who now call the USA “home” to join with local believers to reach the unreached who now live in our neighborhoods.
Nine Festivals have been staged in the UK and around the USA with over 75 nations participating and thousands of people attending.
The Doyle’s have 2 grown children and 3 grandchildren.