Mark Matthews

President / Men's Ministry Director, Heart of God Africa
PO Box 4582, Riverside, CA  92514
1.888.917.7256 Ext. 5

Mark's experience in pastoral ministries has given him a passion for accurately handling God's Word and teaching proper Bible study methods. Mark desires to see those to whom he ministers find fulfillment by being driven to scripture for the answers to all life's situations, and has also been certified in the Perspective Courses. You can reach Mark directly at mmatthews@heartofgodinternational.org

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Denise Matthews

Denise Matthews

Executive Director, Heart of God Africa
PO Box 4582, Riverside, CA  92514
1.888.917.7256 Ext. 5

Denise is a dedicated wife and mother,  She currently serves as Women's Ministry Director at her church in Southern California. Denise has an unmistakable calling and deep passion for the orphans and widows in Africa. Her strong and proven skills are quickly seen in her work as she coordinates the various outreaches and ministries in Africa. She has also been certified in the Perspective Courses. Contact Denise directly at dmatthews@heartofgodinternational.org

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David Gathura

David Gathura

Kenya Director, Heart of God Africa
PO Box 4582, Riverside, CA  92514
1.888.917.7256 Ext. 5

David G. Gathura was born on 02.05.1965 at Muranga County, Githumu Location. He is married with three children. David received his certificate of Primary Education in 1982 at Githumu Primary. Afterward, he joined Don Bosco High School in 1983 and did KCE in 1986. In 1993, he began teaching young children at Star of Hope Academy. Due to the lack of support coupled with his passion for children, in 2010 David and his wife began their own ministry, Eagle Centre, where he serves as the Director and his wife the Headteacher. Since they have not been able to support additional teachers, David has been teaching at Eagle. He has also been tutoring children in the evenings from other schools to supplement their income. It is difficult but he trusts God for continued strength. His dream is to see children receive the best education in a good learning environment. Eagle Centre needs their own building and help with support for the students. David says, "I will never lose hope to help these most vulnerable children and pray that God will hearken to my humble cry." Contact David directly at at dgathura@heartofgodinternational.org

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Sharlyn Guthrie

Sharlyn "Shari" Guthrie

Education & Music Director, Heart of God Africa
PO Box 4582, Riverside, CA  92514
1.888.917.7256 Ext. 5

Sharlyn has taught kindergarten, pre-kindergarten, and preschool for the past thirty plus years, and has been privileged to give hundreds of children their first classroom experience. Since 2009 she has also served as education and music director for Heart of God Africa, working alongside Ugandan teachers, sharing the Gospel with them and planning teacher conferences for them. Sharlyn attended Grace University and Iowa Western Community College before graduating from the University of Iowa in 1995. Currently, Sharlyn is the Preschool Teacher at For the Nations Refugee Outreach of Garland, Texas. She and her husband John are blessed with three sons, three daughters-in-law, and eight grandchildren. Besides teaching and spending time with family, Sharlyn enjoys writing, gardening, biking, and admiring God’s handiwork. You can reach Sharlyn directly at sguthrie@heartofgodinternational.org

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Saphan Muhanguzi

Saphan Muhanguzi

Prison Ministry Director, Heart of God Africa
PO Box 4582, Riverside, CA  92514
1.888.917.7256 Ext. 5

Saphan Muhanguzi has joined the Heart of God Africa team as the Director of Life Transforming Prison Ministries. Saphan, along with his wife, Alex, work together in the prisons and with families of inmates to reaffirm to them the love and compassion of Jesus Christ. You can reach Saphan directly at smuhanguzi@heartofgodinternational.org

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Heart of God Africa Advisory Board Members
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Verda Reeves

Verda Reeves

Asst. Atty. Gen. CFPD/CSE
East Valley and Balance of State/South Unit Chief

Carrie Washburn

Carrie Washburn

Principal Linfield Christian School
Temecula CA

Mike Wyant

Mike Wyant

West Neuro Division Manager
Codman, a Johnson &
Johnson Company

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Registered NGO in Uganda
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Heart of God Africa Ministry

Registration #10632
PO Box 5966
Kampala, Uganda
Phone: +256782462442

NGO Board

Denise Matthews, Social Worker: Chief Executive
Saphan Muhanguzi, Pastor: Chairperson
Deo Mushambo, Nutritionist: Treasurer
Ruth Kahawa, Children's Officer: Director
Joshua Atuhairwe, Businessman: Director
Steven Onamuna, Health Officer, Director