About Us

Mission Africa was started when Phoenix resident, Victor Jakpor, returned to his native Nigeria and his hometown of Sapele for a visit. He wanted to make a difference in the lives of the people in a city from which he had been absent for almost twenty years.

U.S. Team

Victor Jakpor

Founder / Executive Director

E-mail: Victor@missionafrica.org


Victor was born and raised in Sapele, Nigeria. Victor moved to the United States to attend Arizona State University where he received a B.S. in Finance. Victor started Mission Africa in 2006 as a ministry of Mountain View Lutheran Church in Phoenix, AZ. Victor’s passion for helping the children in his home town is what drives Mission Africa.

Nigeria Team

Reverand John

New Life Christian Church, Sapele Nigeria

Philip Irikefe

Project Manager, Sapele, Nigeria

E-mail:  Philip@missionafrica.org