AFRICA
ASIA
CAMBODIA
CONGO BRAZZAVILLE 
GABON
IVORY COAST 
KENYA 
RWANDA 
SOUTH AFRICA
UGANDA
ZAMBIA       

AFRICA
  
Steve ThobellaSteve Thobela
Country serving:  African Continent (Africa Network)
Communities impacted:  all of those that include members of the Africa Network

Steve has extensive experience as a businessman, managing a University print shop in Pretoria, South Africa, and was recently taken on as the CEO of a national printing company for South Africa. He has served as a pastor and together with his wife has been involved in church planting. Steve also worked as the managing director for the Nelson Mandela Foundation where he developed as a leader and networker for this important organization. Recently, BtP created a position for Steve as our Executive Director Africa  where he helps gives leadership to our current partners, establishes new partnerships, and is expanding our network of relationships throughout the Continent.

ASIA
 
DavidandrianoffDavid Andrianoff
Country serving: Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia
Communities impacted: region-wide

David has been instrumental in establishing the Evangelical Church in Mongolia with over 25 years invested in the development of Christian leadership in that country. He has worked with the World Relief Commission and the Evangelical Covenant Church of America. After living extensively in East Asia and pioneering World Concern's work in Laos, David came to World Concern headquarters in Seattle, serving as the Eurasia Area Director. Today, his work with Breakthrough  Partners is focused on coaching and mentoring the many pastors, church leaders, and innovators whose relationships he has cultivated through his work in East Asia.

CAMBODIA

Brian MaherBrian Maher
Country serving: Cambodia
Communities impacted: nation-wide

Brian works alongside Seila (DOVE Director) in training emerging leaders in the areas of Social Justice, Missional Church, Personal Spiritual Formation, Leadership, and in becoming mature, spiritually healthy leaders. He is also developing and training DOVE staff and others in models of spiritual and economic development that does not depend on western aid and influence. Additionally, in partnership with an association of Cambodian Churches,  Brian is helping pioneer and develop a men's ministry movement. He is working with both secular and Christian NGOs to address and advocate for Human Rights issues. 

Uon SeilaUon Seila
Country serving: Cambodia
Communities impacted: nation-wide

Seila is the director of DOVE (Development of Village Economy). It is local NGO made up of Jesus Followers, both Cambodian and expatriates, who are committed to the transformation of young people who will respond to the needs of the poor and marginalized. Dove seeks to provide children and youth access to education, leadership development, mentoring, and self-help skills so that they can become more self-sustained with skills to transform their society. They have extensive, intentional leadership development programs, sports programs and Big Brother/Sister programs that are investing in the future leaders of Cambodia and beyond.

CONGO BRAZZAVILLE
 
Samba Francois BurlandPastor Samba Francois Burland
Country serving: Congo Brazzaville
Communities impacted: Pointe Noire

Pastor Samba gives visionary leadership to the church he serves and the surrounding community. His holistic approach to ministry involves evangelism, discipleship, helping the church reach out to the elderly and orphans. He is also committed to encouraging the Christians in his community to take responsibility to work professionally in order to help the country develop economically. In this arena, the church now has two groups of people who have become self-supporting through local savings and credit associations. 

GABON

Jude DifoutaPastor Jude Difouta
Country serving: Gabon
Communities impacted: Libreville, Estuaire

Pastor Jude is the pastor of a church and a tentmaker, a computer engineer for a large industrial group in Gabon. He is an evangelist, established churches and represents the Tentmakers International Department of Gabon. He has been through BtP training for economic development and plans to create sustainable business opportunities for churches as he continues to receive mentoring through the members of the BtP Network. 

IVORY COAST

Ouattara Koffi TehuaPastor Ouattara Koffi Tehua
Country Serving: Ivory Coast
Communities impacted: Togo, Benin, Burkina Faso, Congo

Koffi is the pastor of a local church, President of BtP- Cote d'Ivoire, and served as the executive director of the Federation of Churches-Cote d'Ivoire an association of more than 6,500 churches. After convening  BtP training conferences in 2007, '08 and '09, Koffi began to lead training and coaching for distressed communities in economic development and peacemaking. He is mobilizing and developing other leaders who have embraced the vision for Ivoirians to be the agents of transformation of their own country. His influence and leadership stretches to other Francophone countries as well.

Jerome BaguiJerome Bagui
Country serving: Ivory Coast
Communities impacted: Danane Province

Jerome is the President of BASSEU, an association committed to the socio-economic development and food security for one of the most poverty stricken regions of Ivory Coast. What began as a ministry to the visually impaired in 1987, has grown to include the development of agro-pastoral activities, microfinance, and programs that assist in community health and hygiene. His latest endeavors include the development of a rice-growers association which is leading to sustainable economic development for the people living in the Tonkpi mountains of Danane Province, home of the Dan, a people group who are responding to a holistic approach of the Gospel.

Bertine KobenaBertine Kobena
Country serving: Ivory Coast
Communities impacted: Abidjan and other communities

An entrepreneurial spirit at heart, Bertine has successfully created and coached multiple savings and credit cooperatives  with several thousand participants. She has created a powerful network of cooperatives for women agriculturalists, businesswomen, and agents of change for local communities. Her work has been a tremendous help in creating employment for single women and those living in impoverished rural communities. These associations are bringing significant improvement in the socio-economic conditions of these women. This network will link together partners from other collectives to national and international entities.

Andre SonanAndre Sonan
Country serving: Ivory Coast
Communities impacted: Abidjan Coody Rivier, Bonoumin

As a youth pastor, Andre helps the young people of his church to stand firm against the passions of youth and engages them in expanding the kingdom of God. He is currently obtaining a master's degree in conflict management and consolidation of peace, and would like to add to the youth program the values of peace using seminars and conferences to convey this important virtue in light of the civil war and conflict that has disrupted and ravaged the country in recent years. His vision includes mobilizing the youth of other churches to give them hope, encourage evangelism, and to increase their understanding of what it means to be agents of development and change as they seek to serve their local community. Additionally, he has been the rallying point for establishing the Young Peacebuilders Initiative, Ivory Coast. Andre was recently married to Georgina and lives in Abidjan.

Dominique ZouzouaDominique Zouzoua
Country serving: Ivory Coast
Communities impacted: nationwide

Dominique is a PhD student in economics and micro-finance at the University of Abidjan. She started and leads an organization that goes into rural towns and villages establishing and managing savings and credit cooperatives. These cooperatives range from 50-1,200 participants who are beginning to experience the benefit of shared financial growth and principles of savings and managing small loans. These people are finding freedom through sound financial practices for savings and management. Dominique has a pioneering spirit that has led her to serve these impoverished people who are far off the beaten path to help them find financial and social freedom. 

KENYA
 
Gideon OnyangoGideon Onyango Ochieng
Country serving: Kenya
Communities impacted: Nairobi, Mathare, Kibera, Kawangware

Gideon is the Kenya Director for the Center for Transforming Mission where he has served the past seven years.  He recently graduated with a degree in Urban and Global Leadership which has helped inform his work in the slums of Nairobi. CTM Kenya is a network of transformational leaders called to serve in the hard places of urban centers.  They are committed to offering affordable, accessible training that inspires and equips local leaders to be agents of transformation in contexts of chronic poverty and violence.  Their ministry is holistic in nature as it seeks to develop leaders who can address the spiritual, economical, and societal issues that these at-risk communities face on a daily basis. 

RWANDA

Justin BisengimanaJustin Bisengimana
Country serving: Rwanda
Communities impacted: Country-wide

Justin has served as a leader in creating economic sustainability among some of the most poverty stricken communities throughout Rwanda. In 2013, he has already seen over 10 cooperatives formed among the villages of rural Rwanda that are often out of reach of the government's aid programs. In his work within these rural communities, Justin has seen poor families moves from starvation to sending a child to school; families move from being unsheltered to sustainable health; and families move out of extreme poverty to employment. He specializes in livestock and agricultural cooperatives that empower the local people to establish a level of collaboration, economic stability and development that ensures the health of a community for generations to come. He works on behalf of the church and the government to ensure that these at-risk communities have the tools and knowledge to become self-supporting.

Christophe MbonyingaboChristophe Mbonyingabo
Country serving: Rwanda
Communities impacted: Country-wide

Christophe is the Executive Director of CARSA (Christian Action for Reconciliation and Social Assistance), a ministry committed to working with victims and perpetrators of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. This ministry works in partnership with churches and denominations to see widespread healing and restoration of communities affected by the atrocities of that genocide. CARSA has also been instrumental in developing the curriculum and training for the High-5 Program, a children's character formation curriculum that is being implemented in the public schools, as well as in church communities nation-wide. This program is committed to giving tens of thousands of children in Rwanda the tools and mindset to become peacemakers and to make better choices than their predecessors.

Sylvestre NgendahayoSylvestre Ngendahayo
Country serving: Rwanda
Communities impacted: nation-wide

As a young man during the genocide, Sylvestre faced the full impact of ethnic hatred and division that devastated his country in 1994. He graduated in 2004 with a degree in law, and his family had high expectations for him to find a well-paying job from which they would benefit as well. However, God had other plans for Sylvestre. God called him to join Christophe at CARSA (Christian Action for Reconciliation and Social Assistance) as their Reconciliation Program Coordinator. His role involves engaging genocide survivors and perpetrators in trauma healing and reconciliation. In addition, he helps develop collaborative partnerships for the development of the various communities that continue to deal with the aftermath of the tragedy, as well as the training of teachers who are introducing the High-5 curriculum for the character development of their young students.

EmmanuelEmmanuel Sitaki
Country serving: Rwanda
Communities impacted: Kigali District

After losing 35 family members in the genocide that devastated his country in 1994, the Lord gave Emmanuel a strong call to make a significant difference in the lives of the widows and orphans that were left after the violence. At first he saw the U.N. as an answer to meet these overwhelming needs. However, after seeing resources meant to bring help and healing redirected back into the system and salaries, he knew that the lord was leading him to start the ministry of ERM (Equipping, Restoring, and Multiplying) where he continues to give leadership and direction from the U.S.  As of 2013, this ministry has grown to serve over 400 orphans and 253 widows of Rwanda and has developed a vocational training center that is providing valuable mentoring, and training in skills that are helping them become economically sustainable and contributors to their community. 

SOUTH AFRICA

CCharles Georgeharles George
Country serving: South Africa
Communities impacted: Delft, Western Cape, Cape Town, Mitchell's Plain, Stellenboch, SA

Charles is the founder and senior pastor of Zoe Family Church in the township of Delft. He manages an NPO called Home of Compassion Ministries and established a program that connects over 4,000 children to  local schools and provides meals at the same time. He has over 20 years of experience as a successful business executive with strategic leadership experience in both the profit and non-profit sector. He has been instrumental in establishing economic and business reform throughout South Africa through a cell phone point of service network, savings and credit and home shop associations. In addition, he developed  a job training and character development program (Steps to Excellence) that has turned thousands of  the unemployed into major contributors to their local economy and work force. Charles and his network of businessmen, pastors and associates are helping to shape a vibrant new economy for the communities within the Western Cape.

Delicia GeorgeDelicia George
Country serving: South Africa
Communities impacted: Delft, Western Cape, Cape Town, Mitchell's Plain, Stellenboch, SA

Delicia is a Bible college graduate and a trainer and coach of young women in community health education.  She has a heart to help young mothers and vulnerable women and children develop spiritually, physically, and emotionally. She also manages a local business (cafĂ©) for the benefit of the community. Delicia is a servant to vulnerable and marginalized women and children in this impoverished township. This highly capable mother of three has served many of the projects that Zoe Church has established to bring health, healing and hope to the community of Delft and beyond.

Aaron MakiliAaron Makili
Country serving: South Africa
Communities impacted: Khayelitsha, Western Cape, Gugulethu, Phillipi, Strandfontein, Mitchell's Plain, Stellenboch, Johannesburg

Aaron has been the president of a pastor's network that has grown from 70 to over 600 pastors over the past six years. This group of church leaders has been responsible for feeding 3,000 children per day at over 27 feeding sites in Khayelitsha, one of the largest township in South Africa. In addition, Aaron has been training church leaders and pastors in church and community development. He is raising up and training entrepreneurs through a business forum leading to the economic sustainability of many people categorized as the poorest of the poor. He is also in the process of establishing savings and credit associations which are instrumental in helping shape a vibrant new economy for the communities within South Africa.

Thembi ThamagaThembi Thamaga
Country serving: South Africa
Communities impacted: Khayelitsha, Western Cape, Eastern Cape

Pastor Thembi is the co-founder of Without Walls Christian Family Church. She is also the founder of the Without Walls Heritage of Faith Bible Institute. She serves as a life coach and marriage counselor. Thembi is a devoted wife and mother of three children which she considers to be her first calling. In addition, God is using her to bring healing and restoration to the women of the community and to many marriages that bear the challenges of one of the most impoverished and  violent townships in South Africa.

Thom ThamagaThom Thamaga
Country serving: South Africa
Communities impacted: Khayelitsha, Western Cape, Eastern Cape

Thom is founder and senior pastor of Without Walls Christian Family Church in the township of Khayelitsha. He is a visionary, motivational speaker, evangelist, marriage therapist, leadership coach, and business consultant. God's call on Thom's life has motivated him to preach, teach and disciple future leaders to become transformed leaders of their communities. Pastor Thom has been given an ever-increasing platform, even to other parts of the world where his ability to convene and create dialogue between leaders of different political organizations, denominations and sectors of society has establish him as a collaborative leader in many different contexts and communities. Above all, he is a man of faith who recognizes God's purpose and divine destiny in each person he meets. 

UGANDA

Julius MwanguzuJulius Mwanguzu
Country serving: Uganda
Communities impacted: Kayakitanga, Mbende District

As a sponsored child of Compassion International, Julius was given opportunities not afforded to many Africa orphans. He was able to attend Bible college in Kampala and upon graduation became the pastor of the rural village of Kayakitanga. Pastor Julius attended our training at his village in August of 2012 and was commissioned by a group of his peers as a member of a community leadership team to help oversee the socio-economic development of the village and surrounding region. He continues to pastor his local church and has been instrumental in several agricultural cooperative projects to support the local school and community.

Irene NakatoIrene Nakato
Country serving: Uganda, South Sudan, Congo
Communities impacted: nation-wide

After finishing Bible college in 2007, Irene began working with UCOM (Uganda Christian Outreach Ministries) where she is now the director of village outreach. Irene leads a team of about 25 people who go out to different villages in Uganda and several surrounding countries to do evangelism and church planting. After receiving our training in August of 2012, Irene began to use the collaborative, holistic approach for church and community development. She is beginning to see principles of economic sustainability practiced in some of the villages that have historically only asked for aid and relief from her ministry, UCOM. As she continues to lead evangelistic efforts in these rural places, Irene sees the need to bring her BtP training and practices into these poverty stricken environments.

ZAMBIA

Simon MwanamoyaSimon Mwanamoya
Country serving: Zambia
Communities impacted: ten (nation-wide)

After serving in the pastoral ministry, God called Simon in 2010 to serve as a missionary in his own country under a sports ministry UBABALO.  His primary goal is coaching and mentoring the next generation of young people who are in great need of fathers and role models. He sees his work developing them in the six key areas of life: spiritual, social, intellectual, emotional, economical, and physical. His work has led him to be involved in ten communities throughout Zambia, and he sees the need to reach many more with this same approach, using sports as a tool of commonality to bring together, influence and develop the young people of his country.