Vision: To unite African Leadership and American partners for the advancement of the kingdom of God in Africa


About Us

African Leadership Initiatives (AL-I) is a ministry of the Cornerstone Foundation designed to mobilize the American Church. Our mission is to engage in leadership development and support for key West African organizations. Our initiative is based in Easley, SC and led by Alan and Paula Cellamare who have 20+ years of missionary experience.

What We Do

Allies in West Africa

  • Provide key leadership development by enhancing environments for theological education, mentoring, and discipleship
  • Strengthen governance and organizational structures
  • Aid in planning and implementation of fundraising processes so organizations can achieve financial success

Allies in the United States

  • Engage in growing cross-cultural ministry partnerships through team and individual trips
  • Individual and organizational supporters become personally engaged


Help us become an ally of West African Organizations and key leaders to advance the Kingdom of God by supporting: