TEAM Alliance was founded in 2012, but the history of TEAM Alliance stretches back to 2007 when Bishop Lawrence Owino met retired UMC pastor Jane White-Stevens at a church conference. Lawrence had experienced firsthand the pain, hunger, rejection and loneliness of living on the streets. He responded to God’s call with a conviction to help the needy children of society and provide them with all that a child needs to grow to be a responsible member of society. Lawrence invited Jane to visit Gospel Harvest Ministries in Nairobi, Kenya. That was 2007. Since then, Jane has led teams into East Africa every year.
In 2010, Lawrence founded the free, private Christian school of Kingdom Champions Academy. KCA ministers to the basic needs of faith, food, and education to the children of the Umoja slum in Nairobi, Kenya. In addition to free education, Children at KCA receive two wholesome meals every school day.
In 2012, Jane White-Stevens founded TEAM Alliance to provide hope to the people of East Africa, and especially the children of KCA. Currently, KCA now educates and feeds over 160 children from the Umoja slum of Nairobi. Bishop Lawrence oversees the distribution of funds and provides the necessary documentation to TEAM Alliance that helps ensure that every dollar donated is used for its intended purpose.