Liberian Leadership


  • Daniel Mellish, Liberian Director

    Daniel J. Mellish is a graduate of the A.G Bible School, Owensgrove, Liberia, and presently doing his BSC in Theology. He is pastor of the 1st Assembly of God Church in Lower Buchanan and the Presbyter of the Monrovia District overseeing the operational affairs of the A.G Churches within Grand Bassa County. He and his wife, Victoria, have 12 children. Rev. Mellish has been the Field Director for Liberia since its inception.

  • Evelyn Karyea, Liberian Assistant Director

    Evelyn P.S. Karyea has an Associates Degree in Accounting and is a Senior at The University of Liberia studying Accounting. Evelyn attended the 2010 BESTWA Youth Leadership Conference and started Group 19, a volunteer corp of Liberian young people. She worked at Global Bank Liberia from 2011-2016. Evelyn and her husband Oscar have 3 children. Evelyn has been BESTWA Assistant Country Director since February 2016.

  • alliue f. barbu, board chair, Feeding Program Supervisor

    Alliue F. Barbu is a graduate of the A.G Bible School, Owensgrove, Liberia, and pastor of the Benaiah A.G church in Fair Grounds Community, Buchanan. Rev. Barbu is married to Kumba Barbu who works in the Feeding Program. Rev. Barbue oversees the Feeding Program for BESTWA Liberia. 

  • patrick zondo, board secretary

    Patrick B. Zondo is a graduate of Teacher’s College (KRTTI) in Kakata Mar-gibi County with a degree in education. He has served as Principal of several schools in and around Grand Bassa County. He is a member of the Grace Gospel Baptist Church, Lower Buchanan. Patrick and his late wife Edith have five children. He is presently an instructor at Pillar of Fire High School in Buchanan and serves as the Liberian Board Secretary. 

  • Matthew Chea, Board Treasurer

    Matthew Chea serves as Deacon of the First A.G Church in Lower Buchanan. He and his wife, Rebecca, have been married for 34 years and have four children. He is a farmer and serves as an Elder in his local church. Brother Chea is responsible for security mattters for BESTWA and has served on the board since its inception. 

  • Amos morris, Site #1 Supervisor, Board of Directors

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  • Victoria Mellish, Board of directors

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  • Willemina Logan, head cook site 1

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  • Nancy Fayiah, Head cook site 2

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  • Julia Peters, Head cook site 3

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  • Sampson garkpah, site 3 supervisor

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