Board of Trustees

A volunteer Board of Trustees from throughout the world govern African Christian College. The trustees set board policies and vision that guide the college, volunteer their time and expertise, and donate and fund raise for the future of the college. The board is actively engaged in its role and meets at least twice each year together.

 

Larry Carter, President-Emeritus

Larry Carter, MA, sold a successful business in northwest Tennessee to serve full-time at African Christian College in 2004. Larry and his wife Susan were self-funded missionaries at the college through 2012 and brought business and educational experience. Much of ACC’s growth occurred during the Carters tenure as president and they remain actively involved.

 

Chris Chetsanga

Chris Chetsanga, PhD, is an internationally recognized biochemist and United Nations consultant who has spent many years in academia. In addition to teaching, Chris has served as department chair, Dean of Sciences and Pro-Vice Chancellor (Provost) at the Unversity of Zimbabwe.

He serves as an elder in the Avondale Church of Christ in Harare, Zimbabwe, and received the Outstanding Christian Service Award from his alma mater, Pepperdine University (Malibu, California).

 

Larry Harms, Vice Chair & Secretary

Larry is a Principal Petroleum Engineer with ConocoPhillips, the author of numerous technical papers and a recognized industry leader in several technical areas. Larry has been actively supporting African Christian College since 1995. He also serves as a board member of a benevolent non-profit which feeds orphans and widows in Swaziland and cares for abandoned infants in Durban, South Africa. Larry is a former elder of the West Houston Church of Christ in Houston, Texas and now serves as a small group leader and Bible Class teacher in Brisbane, Australia.

 

Henry Huffard

Henry Huffard, MA, and his family were long-term African missionary-educators in Nigeria. After serving as the President of the African Christian Schools Foundation (Nashville, TN), Henry now works as Executive Producer of Africa Programming for World Christian Broadcasting.

He is an elder of the Hillsboro Church of Christ in Nashville, Tennessee and has spent a semester teaching at ACC.

 

Kerry Lowery, Chairman

Kerry is CEO of Anesthesia Associates of New Mexico with deep experience in business, financial and operations management. Kerry is an elder and Bible teacher at the Montgomery Blvd. Church of Christ in Albuquerque, New Mexico and also serves on the board of Oklahoma Christian University.

 

Machona Monyamane

Machona is the preacher at the vibrant and self-sufficient Seeiso Street Church of Christ in Pretoria, South Africa. He is currently on sabbatical studying Marriage and Family Therapy at Harding University in Arkansas, USA.

 

Jenene Marnach

Jenene and her husband Jim spend extended amounts of time each year as self-funded missionaries on campus in Swaziland. Jenene serves as an account secretary, working with student wives, and maintaining campus grounds and buildings. As a former hazelnut farmer in Oregon, Jim provides guidance in the operation of ACC’s Tree of Life orchard and oversees construction on campus.

For many years, Jenene also served on the board of Cascade College, a Christian college in Oregon.

 

Luke Mswane

Luke is one of the elders of the Fairview Church of Christ in Manzini, Swaziland and active as a community leader throughout the kingdom. Luke works as acting general manager of operations for Swaziland Electric Company.

 

Joe Page

Joe has made numerous working visits to Swaziland and has a long history of involvement with ACC. He operates several small businesses in the United States which brings experience in budgeting and operations. Joe is an active member and former elder at the Montgomery Blvd. Church of Christ in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

 

Mark Prowell

Mark has also made several working visits to ACC in Swaziland. As CEO of Fleetwood Trucking, he is an experienced business operator. Mark serves as an elder of the Central Church of Christ in Lufkin, Texas.

 

David Stewart

David is owner of Stewart Brothers Drilling in Grants, New Mexico and has applied his knowledge and skill in well drilling in several African countries. He has made several working visits to Swaziland, and active church member, and also serves on the board of Lubbock Christian University in Lubbock, Texas.

 

Board Advisors
Phil Cheves, Secretary

Phil handles all the legal matters for ACC and is an attorney practicing in New Mexico. He is a member of the Alumni Board of Abilene Christian University (Abilene, Texas) and an elder at the Montgomery Blvd Church of Christ in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

 

Joy Lea Brazell, Founding Chairman

For over 17 years, J.L. served as the chief fund raiser and cheerleader for ACC. He led the transition and re-organization to a Board of Trustees and served as its founding chairman. J.L. and his wife Lorene have made numerous trips to Swaziland and continue to serve as advisers and supporters of the college. He served as an elder of the Montgomery Blvd Church of Christ in Albuquerque, New Mexico before moving to Kansas.