In response to a fact finding trip to South Africa in November of 2006 sponsored by Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall, TX, Pastor Steve Stroope and Dallas businessman Ken Hickman were compelled to establish the THEMBA FOUNDATION. Partnerships were established between Lake Pointe Church and The Genesis Project, Port Shepstone, South Africa; Lake Pointe Church and Sophumelela Clinic Inc., East London, South Africa. Both South African partners provide compassion based support to those impacted by AIDS. Upon its creation the THEMBA FOUNDATION joined the partnerships.
The Foundation recognized that the needs of the people of South Africa are more than any one government or people group can meet. The Foundation humbly seeks to serve the people of South Africa through personal interaction, education, financial support and sharing the love of Jesus Christ.
The THEMBA Foundation benefits from the work of a motivated and highly skilled group of professionals. Each brings exceptional talents coupled with a passion to help some of the world’s most vulnerable children and adults. Our volunteer staff works together to carry out our vision.
The THEMBA Foundation’s board of directors includes members from a variety of professions and brings collective wisdom and experience drawn from many quarters. The board has provided strategic development, financial oversight, energy, and aspiration.