Bennet and Gretchen, Co-Founders

Founded in 2006 by Bennet Thomas Zaza and Gretchen Baumgarten, it is the mission of Hope Orphan Ministry (Centre Chrétien d’Espoir pour les Orphelins) to raise the next generation of orphans as men and women who love and serve Jesus as productive, working members of society, understanding the divine power and provision inherent in being a blessing to others. Additionally, Hope Orphan Ministry strives to meet the needs of women abandoned in widowhood by offering opportunities to serve within our ministry to orphans. We believe our model of ministry is not only effective in spreading the love of Christ but is positively impacting Africa’s families and economy.

Bennet with wife Jennet, Ministry Directors