Our Team

Lonnie Warren

     Lonnie’s heart for people allows him to play a vital part in partnering with pastors by creating friendships, mentoring and discipleship. He oversees the construction and development projects with partnering organizations, oversees and assists with the collection and distribution of food donations, and serves as the Abba’s Pride travel agent. Lonnie plays a key role in a our leadership team and helps to carry out multiple tasks within the ministry.

Send Lonnie an email at lonnie@abbaspride.com

Dr. Debbie Warren

Debbie is an educator at heart. Having earned her Doctor of Adult Education and Staff Development and having years of teaching experience, Debbie plays a vital role in Abba’s Pride partnering crèches. Debbie uses her gift of teaching and love for discipleship as she partners with teachers by coming alongside them for teacher training and mentorship training. Her knowledge and experience in education allows her to excel in overseeing the curriculum development of Abba’s Pride. Debbie also oversees the finances for Abba’s Pride.

Send Debbie an email at debbie@abbaspride.com

Jabu Dlamini

Jabu serves as our team’s financial and administrative assistant.  She assists with teacher trainings and our Second Coat ministry. She has a warm smile you will see her four days a week in our Abba’s Pride office.

Send Jabu an email at jabu@abbaspride.com

Anna Goldsmith

Anna serves as our female Serve South Africa intern coordinator as she mentors and disciples young adults from all over the world. Anna also brings her knowledge and experience in the primary level classroom to the team. She is playing a vital role in the expansion of our teacher training program.

Send Anna an email at anna@abbaspride.com

Pamela Monnakgotla

Pamela serves as a mentor and trainer for our Early Childhood GUILD program. Her love for the Lord and her ability to speak in multiple home languages allows her to be a huge asset to our team.

Send Pamela an email at maphirim@icloud.com

Julian Marsay

Julian brings his expertise and knowledge of business and finance to our team. He oversees the partnership of Abba’s Pride with South African organizations. Julian also manages our partnerships with multiple businesses who donate food on a weekly basis.

Send Julian an email at julian@abbaspride.com

Dr. Steph Beck

Stephanie joined our team in 2017. She is developing our after-school programs and assisting with child assessments. Her field of expertise is International Counseling with an emphasis in child trauma. Steph’s heart to see children raised in environments where they can grow and develop to be all that God dreams for them.

Send Steph an email at Steph@abbaspride.com

Jimmy N-Crop

Jimmy Newton

Jimmy joins our team as often as he is able to come over from his home in North Carolina, USA. He has a heart to serve and expresses this through his countless hours picking-up donations and delivering food (and other supplies) to our partnering early childhood centers.  Jimmy is always willing to help out any way he can!

Send Jimmy an email at jimmyclausnewton@gmail.com