Our Leadership Team

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NATHAN SMITH

As the founder and President of Love Africa Mission, Nathan is passionate about life change for students serving on teams year after year in Africa. As an international speaker, he has been preaching the Gospel for decades all over the world, partnering with ministries like Compassion International, YWAM, Youth For Christ, Young Life, FCA, Africa Inland Mission, and countless churches. Nathan led his first team to Kenya in 2007, where he spoke at Rift Valley Academy and CURE Hospital. Since that time, Nathan has recruited, equipped, and sent hundreds of people on student and adult teams to East Africa because he knows that Jesus will break their hearts for the nations just as his heart was broken.

Nathan’s passion and love for people translates throughout all of his ministries as he points everyone he meets to Jesus. If you close your eyes while he speaks in his African accent you might mistake him for a native.

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DAVID WINN

David Winn and his wife Janet, have served as educators for years in Eden, NC and first experienced Love Africa when his daughter, Laura, went on a trip to Kenya while she was attending Duke University. He has developed and lead Love Africa’s newest expansion to serve the people of Uganda. For more information please explore our website, and consider joining us on a future trip to Uganda!

Our desire is that every person that serves on a short-term trip with us will come home with a clear vision and a pure passion to serve right where they live.