Espoir Tomenou

Founder & Member

Espoir founded African Future Farmers in 2017 in Mint Hill, NC, USA with a couple of his friends. The initial mission at the time was to promote physical health through sustainable farming education and support.

Jose Antonio Emes

Board Member

Jose Antonio Emes is a Hispanic pastor in Charlotte, North Carolina. Originally from Nicaragua; he is married to Marley and has two daughters Alice and Natalia. 


Tim Younts

Board Member

Tim has been married to his wife Lou Anne for forty-two years. They have two children, daughter Michelle (husband Jon) and son David, and two grandchildren Parker and Salem.

Augustin Bamidele Laourou

Program Officer

Augustin Bamidele Laourou holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Science Information. At an early age, he understood the importance of agricultural development in developing countries. Augustin is a member of AgribusinessTV, an organization aimed at promoting youth agribusiness entrepreneurs.


Office & Accounts Assistant

Residing in Benin Republic, I am a fervent Christian, deeply committed to my faith and the principles it upholds. My journey in the professional sphere began in 2010 as a medical delegate, a role that has since evolved into a multifaceted career that spans across various sectors. In 2019, I embarked on a new chapter as an entrepreneur and restorer, leveraging my skills and experiences to contribute positively to society.



Children’s Ministry



Youth MIniSTRY

Tevi Lawson-Noudo, born on December 31, 1962, in Lome, Togo, has a rich background in discipleship and sports. With three brothers and two sisters, Tevi married Bernadette Apelite in May 1999, and they have two children, Jemima, 20, and Jonathan, 16.

Abigail Scott

Web Administrator

Abigail is an IT Specialist/Web Design who designs and manages websites. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina Charlotte(UNCC). Her consistent passion for technology and innovation has produced a wide skill set in both Back-End and Front-End Web Development.

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