About TLA Ministries: Board of Directors

Asangla Ao

Consultant for Women's Ministry
Asangla, wife of AK, is a medical doctor. She worked as a campus minister for 8 years. She earned a Master of Divinity from Samford University and a Master of Counseling in Ministries from the Trinity International University. She is a homemaker and a mother of three children.

Sheron Conner

Board Member

William Conner

Board Member

Nikki Davis

Board Member

Scott Davis

Board Member

Scott Gregory Davis, Jr. is a 1994 graduate of Bibb County High School. He continued his education at Auburn University receiving a Bachelors of Science in Forest Engineering in 1998. Upon a calling of God to pursue seminary, Dr. Davis received his Masters of Divinity from Beeson Divinity School at Samford University in 2001 and his Doctor of Ministry from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 2017.

Scott serves as the Pastor of Fayette First Baptist Church in Fayette, AL. He is married to Nikki and they have four children: Tre(13), Quinn(11), Elizabeth(9), and Micah(5). Nikki is an RN and works at Bevill State Community College.

Scott is passionate about preaching, missions, and workplace ministry. He enjoy hunting, fishing and working with his hands, but mostly spends his extra time supporting his children in their extracurricular activities.

Teunis Lee DeYoung

Secretary

Lee is retired from Words of Hope, an International media ministry based in Grand Rapids, MI, where he served for 33 years as the Vice President for International Ministries. Lee earned his B.A. from Hope College in Holland, Michigan, and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. He also attended Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan.

Lee has served as an Elder and Vice President of the Consistory at Hager Park Reformed Church in Jenison, MI. He is also active on its worship and prayer teams, IT, and occasionally preaches. In the Reformed Church in America (RCA), Lee has served as the President of the General Synod, Moderator of the General Synod Council, Commission on Nominations, and twice President of the South Grand Rapids Classis. He currently serves on the Regional Synod of the Great Lakes Executive Committee.

An Illinois native, Lee grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago. He and his wife Sheri have resided in Jenison, Michigan, since 1985. They've been blessed with four adult children and 30 grandchildren.

A. K. Lama

Consultant for Field Ministries
AK is a Veterinary doctor by profession. He worked as a campus minister for 8 years. He earned a Doctor of Ministry from the Beeson Divinity School and a Doctor of Philosophy in the Old Testament from the Trinity International University.

Bill Marshall

Board Member

Linda Marshall

Board Member

Angela Olexa

Associate Board Member
Angela received her degree in Public relations from the University of Florida. She has spent most of her career as a homemaker raising her two children. Her daughter, Abby, is an accountant in Dallas, Texas and her son, Anderson, is finishing his degree in supply chain management at Auburn University. Angela has has spent the last seven years as a Pharmaceutical sales representative.

Greg Olexa

Associate Board Member
Greg, a graduate of the University of Florida, has more than 23 years working in the pharmaceutical sales industry. He has a devotion to international missions and has been to more than 16 different countries. He serves as a deacon at Shades Mountain Baptist church in Birmingham, AL and is involved in ministry to men. He and his wife Angela have two grown children, Abby and Anderson.

Ray Stroup

Treasurer
Ray, a graduate of Auburn, is a project manager. He has been in the financial industry for 30 years. Tiese is a Regional training facility manager for a National Banking institution. They are blessed with twin daughters and three grandchildren.

Tiese Stroup

Board Member
Ray, a graduate of Auburn, is a project manager. He has been in the financial industry for 30 years. Tiese is a Regional training facility manager for a National Banking institution. They are blessed with twin daughters and three grandchildren.

Jim Thomason

Founding President
"I am convinced that God has ordained Dr. A. K. Lama to work among his people in India in a mighty way. I have been blessed to be a part of this ministry."
Jim, a graduate of Georgia Tech, worked 16 years for Westinghouse Power System, 25 years as representative of Electrical Power Equipment, 5 years as Residential and Commercial Real Estate agent, and 6 years as associate on IMB Development council (SBC). He has traveled to England, Romania, South America and India on mission trips.

Eleanor Vonk

Board Member
Eleanor is a graduate of Western Michigan University and taught upper elementary for many years. She’s married to Ted and they have 4 children. The family spent five years in India serving at Woodstock International School. Ted and Eleanor have served three short terms in Niger West Africa with the purpose of advancing Christian Education in Niger. They have been deployed with the Red Cross Disaster Relief Teams on many occasions. Eleanor has been active in leading and participating in Bible studies and women’s groups.

Ted Vonk

President
Ted graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Education. After receiving an MA degree from Western Michigan University he served as a Director of Counseling in Michigan and later as Academic Principal at Woodstock School in Mussoorie North India. Upon returning to the USA he became the Director of a Career and Technical Center. Ted is a member of the Jibit Asha Board which gives direction to Christian ministry outreach in Nepal.
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