Loy Stanley Mitchell

Loy Stanley Mitchell


Loy Mitchell and his wife, Donna, served as long-time missionaries in Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) on behalf of the Church of Christ.

Loy was born 1932 in Lawrence, Kansas. He graduated from Abilene Christian College receiving a degree in Bible.  He married Donna Taylor in 1954.  In March 1958, Loy and Donna moved to the Nhowe Mission in Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) as missionaries with the Church of Christ.

He helped establish the Mutare School of Preaching (formerly Nhowe Bible School and then Mutare Bible School).  They later moved to Umtali (Mutare), Zimbabwe.  The Mitchells returned to the US in 1997.  Donna was the author of two books on their experiences in Zimbabwe – Among the People of the Sun and Beneath Misty Mountains. She died in 2002.

Loy continued to return to Zimbabwe for several years serving as an “advisor” at the Mutare School of Preaching.  He died in 2015 at age 82.


  • The Christian Chronicle, July 2015 (obituary)
  • A Mission to Provide,” The Gadsden Times, April 2004
  • Mark Loomis