THE BIRTH OF NAVIGATORS
In 1933, a lumberyard worker named Dawson Trotman passionately shared his faith with many men. That’s when he caught a vision to teach them principles he found fruitful in his own life. He began with sailor Spencer. They spent many hours together in prayer and in the Scriptures. When one of Spencer’s shipmates asked him the secret of his changed life, Spencer brought the man to Dawson Trotman and said, “Teach him what you taught me.” Trotman responded, “You teach him!” And that was the birth of The Navigators.
As a result, United States Navy sailor, Lester Spencer, aboard USS West Virginia, 135 additional Sailors on Spencer’s ship became Christians before it sunk at Pearl Harbor. By the end of World War II, thousands of men on ships and bases around the world were learning the principles of Christian discipleship.
THE BIRTH OF GHANA NAVIGATORS
In June 1974, a young missionary couple from the USA, Dave and Sherry Hall arrived in Accra to officially begin the Navigator ministry in Ghana. Several missionaries subsequently served to help establish the ministry in secondary/high schools, universities, churches and neighbourhood/communities in Ghana.