about us

our mission

At World Outreach Ministry Foundation (WOMF), our mission is simple: train, equip, and support local leaders to make a difference in their nation. Our organization exists to see people live life to the fullest in Africa. Our vision is to see God transform lives and empower the people we serve to build thriving communities. When you join with WOMF, you’re partnering with a Christ-focused ministry that brings hope for a brighter future.

our story

The work of World Outreach Ministry Foundation, a non-profit organization, was founded in 1993 by Ron and Shirley DeVore. Ron and Shirley had already served in Uganda since 1987 alongside Pastor Steve Mayanja, but they found they needed to expand beyond just Uganda. WOMF is made up of many dedicated people across many nations. Although we are a small organization, we are now touching the lives of people across 8 different African countries.
Our goal is to provide holistic transformation in the communities we serve. We achieve this through ministry outreach, by providing education, care for vulnerable children, empowering women, building sustainable programs, improving health and clean water solutions. The ultimate goal is to display the love of Christ through word and deed.

our staff


Ryan DeVore

director of
african ministry

Steven Mayanja

vice president

Jesse Crock

US office administrator

Cindy Byers

Feed his lambs

Shylo Deviney

our board

Ryan DeVore — President/CEO
Jack Hartman — Chairman of the Board
Marcie Davis — Secretary
Cindy Byers — Treasurer

Pastor Ed Holmes — Board Member
Keith Johnson — Board Member
Steven Mayanja — Board Member
Dr. Brad Schmitz — Board Member
Shirley DeVore - Board Member