Andy Blakeslee

President and CEO

In 2010, the Lord impressed on Andy’s heart a passion to equip pastors in the poorest countries of the world.  Andy grew up as a missionary kid in the Amazon Jungle of Ecuador. He caught piranhas, shot blowguns, swung machetes through the jungle, and played with pet monkeys and birds!  After declaring that he would never be a missionary, Andy spent 15 years in Corporate America working in Finance with EDS and Accenture (a global technology consulting firm). In 2004, Andy answered a very clear call from God to leave the corporate world and join Crown Financial Ministries.  He served hundreds of churches in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex as the North Texas Director.  In 2011, Andy co-founded a discipleship ministry called Bible Media 28:19.  Along with his co-founder, they created the LAMP program.  LAMP is an oral-based methodology for small group Bible Study.  In 2012, he joined Here’s Life Africa as the Chief Operating Officer.  Immediately, the LAMP program was implemented.  Today, more than 2,500 weekly Bible study groups are launched each year through the ministry.  In 2014, Andy became the President/CEO.  Andy is passionate to fulfill the Great Commission and has set a goal to equip 100,000 pastors so they can more effectively carry out the call God has put on their lives to go and make disciples of all nations. 

Andy and his wife Kristy are members at Gateway Church and reside in Little Elm, TX.  They have eight children (5 girls and 3 boys) and two grandchildren.

Stanley Hotey


Stanley is the Director of Here’s Life Africa based in Arusha,Tanzania (East Africa.) 
Over the past 18  years, Stanley has helped build the ministry by recruiting, training, and serving the staff.  In 2012, he was appointed as one of the youngest Bishops in the Anglican Church.  He is the Bishop of the Diocese of Mount Kilimanjaro (DMK). 

Stanley Hotay grew up in a village near Karatu in Northern Tanzania.  As a young adult, he was an evangelist who traveled from village to village and church to church winning people to Christ and encouraging church leaders.  Stanley’s educational background is extensive.  He studied abroad and graduated from Exeter University (England) and he also earned a BA in theology from Gloucestershire University (also in England).  Additionally, Stanley completed training at the Haggai Leadership Institute in Hawaii where he was one of the youngest leaders ever admitted to this prestigious leadership institute. 

Stanley’s wife, Agnes, serves as the Tanzania Country Director for Compassion International with responsibility for more than 80,000 children.  Stanley and Agnes are extraordinary people who are impacting the lives of millions to further God's Kingdom.  They have three children, Hannah, Joshua, and Caleb.

HLA Board Members

  Butch Daughtry   Chairman

Butch Daughtry


  John Parker   Vice-Chairman

John Parker


  Dr. John Binkley   Director

Dr. John Binkley


  Kent Meier   Secretary

Kent Meier


  Kay Van Skiver   Director

Kay Van Skiver


  Amos Dodge   Director

Amos Dodge


  John Christopher Hardimon   Director

John Christopher Hardimon


  Kris Hayek   Director

Kris Hayek


  Jim Halek   Director

Jim Halek