our mission

We exalt Jesus Christ by restoring and empowering African people to become good stewards of their community and country- imparting biblical principles through sustainable clean water and preventative health initiatives while educating future leaders, all with a heart for service.

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our beginning

Originally, The Radler Foundation started as a way to pour back into the local community in Fort Worth, Texas. However, in 2009, God expanded the call to serve the people of East Africa. Michael Radler, president and CEO of the oil and gas investment firm Tug Hill, began East African Ministries as an affiliate to The Radler Foundation. Through clean water, preventative health, and leadership programs, East Africa Ministries served and equipped more than 220,000 people in South Sudan and Uganda while demonstrating the love of Jesus.

But God has even bigger plans. After several years of The Radler Foundation and generous partners serving together, we can now join with you, and focus our resources on these African Communities as a new 501©(3) public charity.

Created through a calling, built on Jesus Christ, and driven by a passion for transformation, the growing 4africa family strives to demonstrate God’s love throughout broken areas of East Africa. We are ambassadors for change.

our vision

We envision transformed African communities: restored through physical acts of service, redeemed by servant-minded leadership, and reconciled by the love of Jesus Christ.

We work in some of the most challenging regions in Africa, living out the gospel and helping Africans transform their communities from the inside out. Simply put, we are followers of Jesus and agents of change.

our values

  • Intentional faith
  • Unwavering purpose
  • Expansive discipleship
  • Impactful service
  • Focused stewardship
  • Lasting change
  • Thoughtful accountability
  • Active excellence

Africa Team

Innocent Owani Country Director

Innocent Owani

Country Director
Asiki Isaac Head of Programs

Asiki Isaac Dagama

Head of Programs
George Lukwago Operations Manager

George Lukwago

Operations Manager
Milton Mansuk Ministry Manager

Milton Mansuk

Ministry Program Manager
Golda Poni MEAL manager

Golda Poni

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, & Learning Manager

Samuel Ojok​

Samuel Ojok

Water Access, Sanitation, & Hygiene (WASH) Manager

David Mugeny LDI manager

David Mugenyi

Leadership Development Program Manager

Francis Brown Ruman Ministry Coordinator

Francis Brown

Ministry Coordinator

Woja Patrick Health Coordinator

Patrick Woja

Health Coordinator

Gesa Stephen Equipment Coordinator

Gesa Stephen

Equipment Coordinator

Nelly Achola LAOSA

Nelly Achola

Leadership Academy Old Students Association Coordinator

Yaka Wilfred Sustainability Coordinator

Yaka Wilfred

Operation, Maintenance, & Sustainability Coordinator

Godfrey Amanzuru Head Driller

Godfrey Amanzuru

Head Driller

Kenyi Isaac Assistant Head Driller

Kenyi Isaac

Assistant Head Driller

Amu Bosco Driller Pump Technician

Amu Bosco


Franco Leju Driller

Franco Leju


U.S. Team

Alex Radler

Alex Radler

Executive Director

Gail Andrae-Pianta

Gail Andrae-Pianta

Chief Financial Officer

Michael Hornshaw

Michael Hornshaw

Operations Director


Michael Radler

Chief Executive Officer,


David Bell

Owner, Orchestrate,

BJ Goergen Maloney

Executive Director, The Philanthropy Centre at J.P. Morgan

Peter Reich


Scott Soler

Managing Member,at Jackson Hill Advisors, LLC

Joel Smyer

President, National Christian Foundation North Texas


Our founder’s conviction to see Jesus Christ exalted in East Africa led us to serve the region. Due to war, instability and breakdown of civil services in South Sudan, we see tremendous opportunity to serve and meet needs of the displaced people and refugees of South Sudan and northern Uganda respectively. Our goal is to build the foundation for sustainable change in Africa through practical projects and leadership development.

Through our sanitation, health, and leadership programs, we are able to build relationships as we serve. Those relationships provide opportunities to share the gospel and love of Christ. 4africa is uniquely equipped with an all-African ministry staff dedicated to long-term discipleship. Our hope is that through relationships and discipleship, lasting transformation will take place in the hearts of the African people.

Sustainability means that our projects and programs will continue long after we are gone. We achieve this through a community partnership approach intentionally focused on building capacity not dependency.

East African Ministries is now 4africa. We have the same passion and vision with a more focused mission for change. As we move forward as a standalone nonprofit, we join with you in sending more resources directly to our East Africa programs

4africa lives out 1 Corinthians 10:31: “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” We desire everlasting impact for these communities—transformation that goes beyond our work here. Our WASH and Leadership programs will only succeed if we inspire deep relationships with Christ in those we serve. When we effectively model service as we are called in scripture (Galatians 5:13, John 12:26, 1 Peter 4:10), we witness heart transformations—villages filled with a renewed sense of hope and a mission to become future leaders.