For 18 years Jeff and Lou Ann served as pastor and wife in several churches in Kentucky. The Indigenous Missions dream began in 2003 when Jeff met Johan Gous with Hope Builders Ministries and became interested in the work of God among national pastors and Christians in Africa. This incredible work of God described by Johan was so fascinating and compelling that he had to see for himself this "harvest" field.
In 2005 Jeff joined an international short-term mission team of believers working in Zambia. It was amazing to be a part of this team winning thousands to the Lord and helping to plant 25 new churches in ONE week! Jeff personally witnessed hundreds coming to Christ and 7 new churches started. This compelled Jeff to return to Africa in 2006 and conduct a Bible Conference in Zambia and then join another evangelism and church planting team in Mozambique. Again the response to the Word of God was overwhelming.
In 2007 Jeff knew that God was moving him into a different type of ministry, a ministry to African pastors helping them to train other pastors and make disciples of Jesus Christ. Jeff and Lou Ann became "HIMAfrica" to partner with believers in America to meet the need of training the pastors of the new churches being planted by nationals.
Jeff administers the gifts given to the work in Zambia and coordinates closely with key leaders providing Bibles, Bible Training material, Bible conferences and other needs of the rural pastors like bicycles, motorcycles, eye glasses and training centers. He travels to Zambia several times a year to encourage the ministries, equip the leaders and provide accountability to donors.
Jeff and Lou Ann are graduates of Southeastern Bible College, Birmingham, AL and parents of 4 children and grandparents of 10. They reside near Clarksville, TN where they conduct the ministry.