Meet the Board...
Chris Bosson, PhD
Chris served as a Baptist missionary in Uganda for 2 years. Upon returning from Uganda, he received his PhD in Systematic Theology from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He currently works as a marketing writer for a values-based asset management firm in Boston, MA. Chris, his wife, Rahel, and three kids (Aster, Enoch, and Adonai) live in Boston, MA. He and his family have a heart to see the kingdom of God come on earth as it is in heaven.
Andrew Bosson, PhD
Andrew has a heart for economic development and empowerment in Africa. He has lived in Uganda, in Kenya, and now resides in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he works in a management consulting firm, primarily on global health projects. Previously he worked as the global Country Strategy Manager for Save the Children International. Andrew holds a PhD in Biology from MIT in Boston, MA.
Cynthia began her walk of faith as a child, and for that reason, she especially likes to teach Bible truths to children and introduce them to Jesus. Cynthia has had the privilege of serving Christ in various ministries in the states and overseas for over fifty years. She and her husband, Allan, a retired Southern Baptist pastor, have three sons, two daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren.
Cynthia is a graduate of the University of Georgia in Athens, GA and holds an MA in Special Education from Georgia Southern University in Savannah, GA.
Enoch came to the Lord as a teenager and was discipled by Chris, CEO of WOHA. Enoch has been in Christian Ministry since 2001, serving in different organizations at different levels. He served eight years as the senior pastor of his church in Mbarara, Uganda, until 2016, and continues to serve now as one of the Elders. He also serves as the chairman of the Baptist Association of Churches of Mbarara. Enoch and his wife, Patience, who works alongside him in the WOHA ministry, have two young sons, Asher and Nathaniel. Enoch holds a BA in Social Work and Social Administration from Makerere University and an MA in Social Economics and Community Management from Bishop Stuart University, as well as several certificates in Theology.
Andrei Sava is the Pastor for Preaching and Discipleship at Trinity Community Church, in Fresno, California. Born and raised in Romania, Andrei became a Christian in High School and later was sent by the church he grew up in to be trained in seminary. After he finished his studies, the Lord moved him to the States to pursue graduate studies in theology from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He is married with his beautiful wife Samantha, and they are the parents of three sweet girls, and another child on the way. He has a deep love for Africa and specifically for the ministry of Words of Hope in Uganda, whom he got to visit few years ago.
Jay Newman lives in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife Katie and three boys. He's a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University and a prospective graduate of BH Carroll Theological Institute. He has been involved in mission and discipleship efforts across five continents and is particularly passionate about the intersection of the arts with gospel witness.
Ann's desire and heart is for the Bride of Christ to be prepared for our Messiah's return. She is the wife of a US Army Ranger, mother of four and homeschool mom. She has authored several books pertaining to living a spirit-filled life in the fields we have been called to. Ann also works in inner-healing ministry helping others to seek healing and reconciliation as she points them to Christ. Additionally, she hosts multiple women's Bible Study and Prayer groups in her home.
Gene accepted Christ as his savior at the age of twelve. He has been active in church beginning with Royal Ambassador's for Christ and has taught Sunday school classes ranging from teenage boys to elderly women. Gene was ordained as a deacon at Brainerd Baptist Church about forty-five years ago. His first mission trip overseas was to Uganda where he had the opporutnity to work with Pastor Enoch from Words of Hope Africa. He has been several times now working on the orphanage. He has also gone on mission trips in other countries working with various missionaries. Gene is married to his first sweetheart of sixty-one years and they have two sons, two grandsons and a granddaughter. Gene's professional background is in structural steel drafting.
Daniel is a biomedical graduate turned strategy consultant who lives in New Zealand. He has a heart for creating innovative and effective strategies for poverty alleviation and health development. Daniel has worked in health and economic strategy in NZ and East Africa and is passionate about seeing people released into their potential in Christ.
Burt is very honored and excited for the opportunity God has provided to work with Words of Hope Africa. He is married with two children and a high school teacher in north Georgia. His wife, LeeAnne, has been able to accompany him on the last three trips to Uganda, which has been very rewarding. Burt hopes his two boys (Stonewall 14 and Rock 11) will join them in future trips. His first mission trip to Uganda was seven years ago. He went with Brainerd Baptist and on that trip the initial two acres were bought where the Hope Center is located. It has been so amazing to see what God has done with that raw land in such a short time. He loves being able to work alongside Pastor Enocha whose heart and spirit are pure gold for this mission field. Every trip to Uganda has taught Bret's family so much about the love the Ugandan people have for God and he says it's humbling to learn and grow from one another.
Bo has a few loves in his life, King Jesus, Jesus’ Church, his wife, his girls and college football!
God saved Bo in 1987 and has been a striving Jesus follower ever since. He and his wife, Michele, married in 2003 and God has blessed them with three beautiful daughters, Gabbi, Libbi, and Phoebi.
Prior to being called to Clearwater in 2020, as the Lead Pastor, Bo served in the public school system for five years as a teacher and coach. He then answered the call to serve as Student Pastor at Candies Creek Church in Cleveland, TN. Bo served there for five years and then the Lord allowed him to explore the dream of leading a christian adventure camp, Camp Living Stones. While there, God clarified that his calling is to serve, love, and lead in the local church with the intention of advancing the gospel locally and globally to all people. Shortly after, he became the Student Pastor at Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga. God then moved Bo back home to McMinn County. He served as the Etowah-Campus Pastor/Mission Pastor at Eastanallee Church.
1 Thessalonians 2:8 says, "Having so fond an affection for you, we were well-pleased to impart to you not only the gospel of God but also our own lives, because you had become very dear to us.”