Founded in 2010, Lutherans in Africa (LIA) equips Africans to be teachers of the saving faith in Christ Jesus. This is done through training pastors, evangelists, deaconesses, and Sunday school teachers in the pure doctrine and its instruction, liturgy, and hymnody and through translating key doctrinal resources into African languages. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, LIA is under the directorship of Rev. James E. May Jr., a graduate from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana. A former missionary in French West Africa, he is married to Tiina May and has six children: Maggie, Tristan, Sarai, Sofia, Jonas, and Matthew.