Greer Kendall is president and chief executive officer of Family Legacy Missions International, located in Irving, Texas. In June of 2000, he traveled back to back to the country of his birth – Zambia, Africa , where he was born. He had not been back to Zambia since he was 6 years old, and the trip gave him an understanding of the orphan crisis in the area. The country has more than 1 million orphaned children, making it home to one of the largest percentage of orphans in a single country worldwide. In September of 2000, Greer Kendall and his wife established Family Legacy Missions, which aims to transform Zambia by helping one child at a time.
One way Greer Kendall and his ministry help these children is through Camp Life. The first camp occurred in 2002 and had 250 children in attendance. Today, the organization is the largest evangelical orphan care ministry from the United States and helps more than 7,800 children. Its three main ministries are Camp Life, Father’s Heart/Lifeway Christian Academy Schools, and the Tree of Life Children’s Village. The village houses almost 600 children and includes 20 classrooms, 40 houses for younger children and 3 Life Vision Homes for kids 14 and older.