Our Team


Lonnie Warren

Executive Director

     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

Executive Director

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


Julian Marsay

SA Fundraising/Food Programme Manager

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


Stephanie Beck

Director of Programmes

Stephanie is a well of knowledge and compassion. She has a heart for the emotional well-being of children, especially those coming from disadvantaged backgrounds. She earned her doctoral degree in International Psychology. She serves as the Director of Programmes overseeing a number of efforts that enrich the lives of vulnerable and orphaned children.

Send Steph an email at steph@abbaspride.com 


Jabu Dlamini

Bookkeeper/Administrative Assistant

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


Pamela Monnakgotla

ECD Teacher Mentor

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


Samora Qwesha

Social Media/After-care Mentor

 Samora is the Social Media Manager, resident photographer and videographer. He brings creativity and joy to telling the story of Abba’s Pride. He is also involved in mentoring and encouraging leaders in the After-Care program.

Send Samora an email at samora@abbaspride.com 


Matete Mogale

Social Worker

Matete joins us as a social worker. Her focus is helping to foster a healthier environment for children sponsored through the Abba’s Child program.

Send Matete an email at matete@abbaspride.com