MEET THE TEAM

None of our staff members listed below receive any salary from our mission. Likewise CEO and Founder Nathan Smith receives no salary from our mission. For this reason, we are able to keep our trip costs low, so we can maximize the impact of donations we recieve to provide much needed support to our ministry partners

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NATHAN SMITH

CEO & FOUNDER

 Nathan led his first team to Kenya in 2007, where he spoke at Rift Valley Academy and CURE Hospital. Thus began Love Africa Mission. Since that time Nathan has recruited, equipped, and sent hundreds of student and adult teams to the continent of Africa, confident that Jesus would break their hearts for the nations just as his heart was broken. Nathan is passionate about changing the lives of students. For over 20 years Nathan has taught the message of Christ, partnering with ministries like Compassion International, YWAM, Youth For Christ, Young Life, FCA, Africa Inland Mission, and countless other organizations & churches. Nathan’s love for people translates throughout all the avenues of his ministries, as he continues to point everyone he meets to Jesus. If you close your eyes while he speaks in his African accent, you might mistake him for a native.

DAVID & JANET WINN

DIRECTORS OF TEAM DEVELOPMENT

David and Janet are the Field Directors for Uganda and Congo. Their journey with Love Africa began in 2012 with a trip to Kenya. Since that time, David led the first team to Zambia and also the first teams to Uganda and Congo. They started the mission to Uganda in 2016 and the Congo mission in 2020. David and Janet have a passion for the refugee population in the Kyangwali Refugee Settlement and work closely with the Ciyota organization in Congo and Uganda. They led a youth ministry in Eden, NC for 15 years. They both work for Rockingham County Schools with a focus on disadvantaged youth, when they aren't leading teams to Africa! They have 2 children, Alex & Laura. Check out this video to learn more about David!

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JIM & MARTHA CARROLL

UGANDA FIELD DIRECTORS

 Martha and Jim began going to Uganda after a presentation at their church by David Winn.  While their first trip was a learning experience they immediately fell in love with the school and the kids. There was no doubt after year one that they would be returning to Uganda.  Jim and Martha live in Reidsville, North Carolina.  Martha is a retired high school media coordinator and Jim coordinates Career and Technical Education at Rockingham County High School.  They attend Main Street United Methodist Church and are involved in various ways. Jim and Martha welcome any new or experienced  team members to the Uganda experience.  It is not a glamorous trip but it is an extremely rewarding trip.  If you are looking for a mission trip that involves sharing God’s love and hope this could be your opportunity. Check out this video to learn more!

KEVIN & DANIELLE JONES

DISCIPLESHIP COORDINATORS

Kevin and Danielle Jones have been married for almost 24 years. They have one daughter who is in college. In 2020 Danielle participated in her first LAM trip to Uganda. She fell in love with the people and since then, she and Kevin have returned multiple times, also journeying you Congo. Their passion for missions is to see the Body changed through discipleship. “We must know who He is, to know who we are. And in that, sharing the discovery of God’s love and transforming power.”

Together they have done discipleship training Stateside and overseas. With hearts for the nations, they share simple truth stories of the Word of God. “Sharing Christ’s story and your own story is what it’s all about.”

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MATT AND ALLIE CLUM

DIRECTORS OF MEDIA