There is a specific category of people in the world who are hurting because they are victimized by oppression and injustice. There is also a clear biblical mandate for us to go and care for these people.
For the family held in slavery, for the girl who is kidnapped and forced into prostitution, for the widow kicked off her land, loving these neighbors means doing what it takes to bring them rescue.
Thank you for having the courage to look closely at the problems of injustice and ask, “Jesus, what do you want us to do about it?”
To Make the Gospel real and practical.
Support Evangelism and social justice ministries in the area of health, Christian education, and economic empowerment.
Being the Hands and Feet of Jesus in Africa.
- We use short term mission trips as a way to create awareness, develop long term relationships, and provide practical support to existing ministries and projects in Africa.
- We raise funds for medical facilities and create strategic partnerships with medical personnel, teaching hospitals, and foundations in conjunction with short term medical mission trips to serve Africans needing medical care and treatment especially in underserved areas.
- Create strategic partnerships with churches and donors in the USA to support faculty endowments, student scholarships, and programs that encourage the integration of faith and learning.
- Create strategic partnerships with Christian colleges and universities in the USA for faculty exchange, program development, and student exchange programs.
- To develop and maintain strong links to the local, regional, and international communities though focused service and short term mission team projects.
- To equip Christ-centered leaders with relevant theological, business, management, leadership and IT skills that can be easily transferred on the job whether in ministry, government, or the marketplace.
- Promote “Jesus style leadership” helping believers shape and sharpen their talents and spiritual gifts for serving God
- Develop sustainable projects to serve as a bridge for the university in engaging community in a holistic way.
Dan Ameli is a freelance I.T. Consultant who provides technology services to small business and organizations. With a clientele that consists mainly of non-profit organizations, Dan is familiar with technology resources available to those organizations.
Before starting his own company, Ameli Business Systems, Dan worked 19 years as a programmer/I.T. Analyst at Columbia Gas, a natural gas pipeline company where he designed their first local area network (LAN) and assisted in designing the company’s wide area network (WAN) between offices. Afterwards, he worked for Computer Services, Inc., a nationwide company that writes and supports banking and teller software, where he supported 31 banks throughout the state of West Virginia.
Dan holds an Associate of Science degree in accounting, a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Management and Data Processing, a Master of Business Administration degree and is a Microsoft Certified Professional.
His interest in electronics and technology began at an early age while growing up helping in his father’s TV and appliance store and repair shop. Dan enjoys golfing, camping, swimming, biking and spending time with family.
Sandy has been in Involved in Mission Ministries for 33 years. “Africa has a place in my heart.” She has worked in quite a few countries, Africa- 3 countries- Nigeria, Kenya, and Mozambique, Peru, Bosnia, Kosovo, Puerto Rico, Haiti, and Czech Republic. Sandy was also an Individual Volunteer in Bosnia and Puerto Rico living there and working with women and children. Sandy is the U.S. Coordinator for Living Hope High School in Bungoma, Kenya and regularly leads short term missions there. She also been heavily involved in Disaster Relief for quite a few years in the church.
When asked why Sandy wanted to join our board of directors she commented, “I would be glad to share from my experiences as a person who can organize and lead teams abroad and see that projects get created and completed. We don’t need project ruins. Many times, we have great ideas for projects but don’t think far enough ahead to see how they will work. They need funding, who takes over after we leave, and how can we create sustainability instead of dependence. Often well-meaning projects fall into ruin because people haven’t thought ahead about what will be needed and stakeholders to keep the great ideas going.”
Ed Fischer (Founder and Executive Director)
Ed currently serves as the owner of the North Fork Mountain Inn and the Executive Director for Visions of Hope for Africa. He spent 21 years in the telephony and technology sectors working for GTE, VERIZON, and QWEST Communications. He has served in the non-profit sector for 7 years with Christian Leaders for Africa and has been leading short term mission teams to Africa for over 12 years. Ed serves his local church, Maysville Bible Brethren as leader of the missionary care team.
Academically Ed holds a BS in Finance and Business Administration from the University of Illinois. Ed continues to travel extensively throughout the world as an educational and hospitality consultant. He has been involved academically and administratively with schools in Kenya, Liberia, and the United States.
Married to the love of his life, Carol, for 18 years and counting, they have two adult children: Danielle and Joel. Two hobbies consume his leftover energy: food and wine appreciation and travel.
Apostle and the general overseer of Kings Tabernacle Worship Centre. He is the CEO of Iconic Brand Media, an IBM company. This multifaceted company deals with production, procurement, publication, and events management. He formerly worked with Information Processing Systems (IPS) as a Marketing Technical Developer. He graduated from Kenya Polytechnic Nairobi with a diploma in Electronics Engineering. Richard graduated from the Gary Whetstone School of Biblical Studies and was later ordained by Calvary Mission Oklahoma USA as a minister.
Gladys is a Knowledge Management Specialist experienced in implementing KM strategy, shaping strategies for strengthening local, regional, and global experience. Passionate in increasing diversity in KM, nurturing Communities of Practice, Developing Youth Leaders, fostering knowledge partnerships on global health, economic empowerment, social advocacy, and climate change mitigation, advocating for vulnerable groups, championing safe spaces, decolonization of knowledge, epistemic justice and transparent communications to ensure everyone’s voice is heard. Recognized and awarded for applying KM to address health and social-economic inequalities in Africa, and the ability to develop and implement highly successful KM performance portfolio.
Gladys is a PhD candidate in Knowledge, Technology and Innovation at Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands and holds a Masters Degree in International & Knowledge Management from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. She is currently the Global Learning and Knowledge Management Advisor at JHPIEGO, an international, non-profit health organization affiliated with John Hopkins University.
Currently a PhD candidate in Knowledge,Technology and Innovation at Wageningen University & Research,Netherlands and holds Masters in International & Knowledge Management from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
Sam Kent Mang’eli
Christ to Unreached Mission International is a mission agency working among the Unreached groups of people in rural areas of Nigeria.
DO CHURCH BUILDINGS STOP INSECURITY?
Recently our missionaries fled some of our mission fields in Niger and Kebbi States due to insecurity, leaving behind structures (Church buildings) we spent thousands of naira to build. There are hundreds of places of worship abandoned in Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Niger, and Kebbi States. Over the years, I have come to understand that building structures without building the people is a waste of God’s resources.
Building churches on every street has not reduced insecurity and joblessness in our society. Church buildings have never been one of the basic need of man; they do not necessarily lead to increased godliness. God’s command to the church is very clear: ‘Go into all the world and make *disciples* of all nations’. He has not commissioned us to build churches! It is disciples that makes a church. A church building is merely where disciples meet.
Our focus should not be on building churches only, rather we should focus more on making disciples. We do not need multiple Church buildings for the light of God to shine over a city. Rather, we need disciples who would represent Jesus outside the four corners of Church buildings – men and women who will glorify Jesus in their offices, businesses, schools – everywhere!
I am not against building auditoriums for worship, however, I think Church leaders should commit more resources to discipleship.
Professor Rosemary Wahu Mbogo is an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Administration at Africa International University. She is currently the Director of the Institute for the Study of African Realities (ISAR), the research, professional training, and consultancies’ arm of the university. She has previously served as the academic Dean of the School of Education, Art’s and Social Sciences; Director, Quality Assurance (on accreditation matters); and the Deputy Dean of Extension Studies. She has over 20 years’ experience of teaching at the University level, has supervised over 70 graduate students successfully, and has authored numerous journal articles and books.
She is the founder of Tumaini School, Mathare North; ByGrace School, Ngong, ByGrace High School, Ngong; ByGrace Children’s Home; and Ngong and ByGrace Trust, California. She is married to Dr Stephen N. Mbogo and they are blessed with two biological children Victor Mbogo (25 years) and Joy Mbogo (20 years), and over 100 others who they have raised or are raising at the children’s home. Prof Mbogo loves the Lord with all her heart, which motivates her to serve humanity passionately and to impact the world positively by alleviating poverty and educating communities.
Davis Muguimi is a successful Corporate Communications and Partnership Development professional with vast experience in Partnership Development, Strategic Planning, PR and Communication. He has over 10 years’ experience in PR work in NGOs (Local and International), Universities and Business enterprises and also skilled in supporting organizations in resources development, fundraising strategies and organizational development for capacity building and sustainability.
Davis’ leadership responsibilities have included Re-established the Corporate Affairs and Resource Mobilization Department at Pan Africa Christian University. He has led the growth and institutionalization process of Transformational Leadership in Africa and Dignified Children International as a board member and consultant. He served in the National Council of the Fellowship of Christian Unions – Kenya ( FOCUS-Kenya) as Chairperson of National Students Council. Additionally, Davis held various leadership roles at Moi University; in the Christian Union; Students Associations and Clubs; he pioneered and successfully directed several projects at the University and High School while serving as a student leader.
She is currently the University Librarian at Pan Africa Christian University and an adjunct faculty member at Kenyatta University. She is a graduate of Kenyatta University with a Bachelors degree in Education, a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science and currently pursuing a PHD in Library and Information Science. Her thesis addresses the issue of Succession planning in higher education.
She has over fifteen years’ experience in higher education research, library leadership in areas such as designing new library spaces to support collaborative learning, library management including mentorship and coaching and knowledge management. Her passion is in library fundraising and she has been able to win grants that have been used to set up various library projects at Pan Africa Christian University. As part of her fundraising efforts, the Library in 2018, received a grant though that is being used to establish Library Commons at Pan Africa Christian University.
She is a scholar and has published and presented papers in local and international conferences. She has written a book chapter in a leadership resource book.
Josleen is married to Willy Soita and they have been blessed with two children: Michelle and Adrian.
Advisory Board Members
Financial Planner with Wells Fargo and founder of TSOAR Ministries.
Founder of Developmentia and retired Professor of Education at Eastern University. He has served as dean of studies at Kenyatta University and served on the governing council of NEGST when it began 30 years ago.