Canon Andrew White on Ministry in Iraq (Full Interview)


In light of recent events in Iraq, we decided to run the full interview of our time with the Vicar of Baghdad, Andrew White. Remember to pray for the global church, especially those who worship and serve in hostile areas.

Rev. Canon Andrew White shares how he ended up in Baghdad, Iraq, where he serves at the only Anglican church in the country. He also shares helpful insight into what church life looks like in hostile environments.


Jeff Olive ( has served as a pastor in the Texas Annual Conference for the past 15 years. Currently he is the Director of New Church Development overseeing the formation of new congregations throughout the Conference. Prior to his current appointment he planted and pastored a growing new congregation called Dayspring UMC in Tyler, Texas. He continues to coach and consult with a number of church planters in several Annual Conferences and serves as Editor of the Seedbed Church Planter Collective.