Peter & Mary Jean Kopp


Peter&PovSem-SD'07Peter and Mary Jean have lived and worked in the USA (Oregon, California, Hawaii, & Texas) Australia (Queensland) and Swaziland (Africa). They have been serving Christian leaders in Southern Africa since 1991. Peter and Mary Jean have founded African Leadership Partners, and devoted themselves to the objectives of ALP since its inception in 1998. They strive to fulfill the ALP Mission Statement through the foundational principles of Scripture regarding church growth. Their work takes them to many other cities and several neighboring countries. Get up-to-date information on the News Page.

Peter was raised by missionary parents in Africa. He is a graduate of Multnomah University (BA), Portland State University (BS), and Southwestern Baptist Seminary (MDiv). Since 1971 he has had a wide variety of lay and professional pastoral experience, including teaching, youth work, discipleship, evangelism, and cross cultural church planting

“God has given me an opportunity to encourage and strengthen leaders of hundreds of churches across Southern Africa each year. These dedicated Christian leaders love God and want to bring mature and effective spiritual leadership to their communities. Their desire to learn, their passion for the Kingdom of God, and their commitment to God’s Word make them the very best chance for positive transformation to occur in their nations.”

– Peter Kopp

MJ&classMary Jean is the daughter of a pastor from California, USA. She is a graduate from Multnomah University (Dip) and Portland State University (BS), and has studied in seminary. She has experience in public and Christian education, women’s ministry and Christian family life development.

“The desire of my heart is to implement a plan to care for as many orphaned children as possible. Hundreds of children have been devastated by the HIV-AIDS pandemic. I am coordinating an effort to establish single-family homes for children who have no other alternative for care. We want to give these precious children a chance for a meaningful life, raised and nurtured in Christ’s love.”

– Mary Jean Kopp

Peter’s Focus:

  • Equip church leaders in a variety of settings: regional conferences, guest lectures at Bible colleges, pastor’s seminars, and mentor groups.
  • Direct the physical development of New Life Homes, including the factors necessary for sustainable self-reliance, i.e., food security, and income-generating components.
  • Develop printed materials to strengthen the ministries of pastors and youth leaders.
  • Promote the publication of resources for the development of strong personal financial management.
  • Direct New Life Children’s Homes
  • Extend the effectiveness of New Life Schools, preschool through Grade 7.
  • Deepen the training of caregivers of vulnerable children.

Mary Jean’s Focus:

  • Direct New Life Children’s Homes
  • Extend the effectiveness of New Life Schools, preschool through Grade 7.
  • Deepen the training of caregivers of vulnerable children.

Email:

pmkopp@realnet.co.sz
mjkopp@realnet.co.sz

Africa Address:

P.O. Box 2815
Mbabane H100
Swaziland
AFRICA

USA Address:

P.O. Box 994044
Redding, CA 96099-4044
USA