Angels of East Africa is a non-profit aid organisation established to provide a better future for orphaned children of war in Southern Sudan.

Angels of East Africa (AOEA), founded in 1998 by Machine Gun Preacher Sam Childers, has rescued over a thousand orphaned children from starvation, disease and enslavement by the brutal Lord’s Resistance Army.

Today these children live in the Children’s Village, a secure compound and oasis of calm in the Southern Sudanese village of Nimule. Behind these protective walls the next generation of Sudanese leaders are housed, clothed, fed and educated, safe from the echoes of war that still traumatise the nation of Sudan.

Despite the incredible challenges associated with operating an orphanage in Sudan, the Children’s Village continues to flourish thanks to the tireless work of AOEA and her legion of dedicated supporters.


The Shekinah Fellowship Church
The spiritual home of the Machine Gun Preacher is a place of refuge and worship. Everybody is welcome.

The Shekinah Fellowship Church, Central City, PA, is the launching pad for the Machine Gun Preacher’s U.S missions and home to the Shekinah congregation.

Sam and Lynn Childers built the church in 2001 with the vision that one day the organisation would become a beacon of hope and salvation for people across the world.

Today, the Church provides aid and support to a variety of projects in the U.S.A, Uganda, Sudan, Indonesia and Australia. These projects include rescuing enslaved Sudanese children, feeding and clothing programs and the provision of shelter and education.