Our Affiliates

The mission of LEAD has flourished through dynamic partnerships with affiliates in North America and Liberia.  We are grateful for the vision, commitment and support of each of our affiliates.

Partners Worldwide - Michigan USA

Partners Worldwide is a faith-based, non-profit, international partnership of business and professional people. Partners Worldwide works to alleviate poverty through job creation and business partnerships.

 

Since it was founded in 2005, LEAD has been an affiliate of Partners Worldwide, receiving support from Partners in developing its staff, program organizational capcity and capital assets. As LEAD becomes increasingly established, this relationship has continued to grow and take new forms.

 

Partners is currently working with LEAD to establish a mentor network that will link North American business owners with entrepreneurs in Liberia. Additionally, Partners Worldwide works closely with LEAD North America, and helps to facilitate its relationship with LEAD.

 

Watch a short video about Partners work around the world here, or read more about Partners Worldwide here (external link).

Providence Baptist Church - Monrovia, Liberia

LEAD Inc. was established at Providence Baptist Church following two decades of political unrest and violence in Liberia which destroyed the economic infrastructure. At that time, Rev. Dr. Sam Reeves was returning to Providence after serving for many years at Madison Square Church (see LEAD North America, below), in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

 

At that time, Rev. Reeves met with various business owners from Providence to establish an NGO that would serve Liberian business owners as they struggled to rebuild the Liberian economy. LEAD was incorporated independently from the church, and designed to be a separate entity which would eventually serve the entire nation of Liberia, not only church members.

 

Providence continues to play a key role in shaping LEAD's growth, building up its organizational capacity, and providing office space for the National Office.

 

Providence Baptist Church is a historical landmark and the oldest church in Liberia, having been founded by Liberian settlers in 1822.

 

Read more about Providence Baptist Church here.

LEAD Grand Rapids - Michigan USA

LEAD Grand Rapids (formerly known as the Nehemiah Liberia Group) is a group of Christian business owners based at Madison Square Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

 

LEAD Grand Rapids has been a partner of LEAD through Partners Worldwide (see above) since it was founded in 2005, when Madison Church's then-pastor Rev. Reeves accepted a call to return to Liberia to pastor Providence Baptist Church. Since that time, LEAD Grand Rapids has walked beside LEAD, supporting and contributing to its growth on many levels, including prayer, encouragement, and the exchange of visitors, communication and culture.

 

Please contact Partners Worldwide (see above) for more information.

United States African Development Foundation-USADF

The United States African Development Foundation is an independent Federal agency established to support African-designed and African-driven solutions that address grassroots economic and social problems in conflict and post-conflict communities.  
USADF provides grants of up to $250,000 directly to marginalized community groups and enterprises in Africa. These grants help organizations create and sustain jobs, improve income levels, and address social development needs.  

Mission Statement

LEAD exists to empower Liberians in the pursuit of business and asset development, for the glory of God and the advancement of Liberia.

Prayer Calender

Download our monthly prayer calender here. The monthly LEAD prayer calendar is generated by LEAD Grand Rapids, and highlights the partnerships of North Americans and Liberians working together for the common goal of mutual transformation in Christ.


We pray for partnering churches, struggling businesses in North America and Liberia, economic conditions in both places, individuals leading the work, social justice issues impacting an area, and government officials. We believe in the transformational power of prayer to unite the body of Christ for real change, in terms of both poverty alleviation and the greater economic conditions around us.

Our Affiliates

LEAD Grand Rapids

USADF
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