Zoe Ministries was founded in January 2017 by Taylor Summers, a recent college graduate with a heart to help those in need. After spending extensive time in rural Kenya, Taylor felt God leading him to start an organization that rescued orphaned children. As he prayed about what that would look like, the words from John 10:10 resinated with him as Jesus said, “I have come that they may have LIFE and have it to the full.” The Greek word for life is “Zoe” and from that, Zoe Ministries was born.  

Since the inception of Zoe Ministries, the focus has expanded beyond orphan care. In efforts to make a greater impact, Zoe now works in 3 areas of ministry: orphan care, clean water accessibility, and women empowerment. By meeting the physical needs of others, Zoe is bridging the gap to meet spiritual needs as well. God has blessed this ministry beyond measure and the best part is, the story isn’t finished yet!

What is Zoe?

ZOE is a greek word found in the New Testament meaning "Life"

Zoe Ministries shares LIFE through CHRIST to orphaned and vulnerable children through strategic orphan care initiatives. We also facilitate clean water wells, secure housing for widows, education enhancement, food security, and income generation in Kenya.

Our Pledge
Every person we serve will:

Be taught the Gospel and how to live as followers of Jesus Christ.
Have their specific physical needs met through clean water, shelter, and/or food. Receive training and resources needed to provide a foundation for their future. Experience continued communication and support from our Christian community.

Our Values
God First

Colossians 3:17 "And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.

Love Your Neighbor
Luke 6:31 "And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them."

Scripture is Supreme
2 Timothy 3:16 "All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness."

Our Team

US Team

Taylor Summers
Founder & Executive Director

Katie Spargo
Creative Director

Lisa Pinkerton
Administrative Assistant

Kenya Team

Country Director: Kenya

Child Development Director

Women Empowerment Director

Clean Water Director

Construction Manager

Board of Directors

Al Cummins
Ron McNeer
Taylor Summers
Katie Summers
Lamar Taylor