Founded in 2023, Project151 is a dynamic and compassionate foundation dedicated to championing the well-being of children worldwide. Our mission revolves around five key pillars: providing stable living environments by securing land and utilities, constructing homes and schools, igniting young minds through education, fostering sustainability through livestock and gardens, and nurturing joy through recreational spaces.

Driven by the belief that every child deserves a safe and nurturing environment to grow, learn, and thrive, Project151 goes beyond traditional approaches. We empower the children we serve to become self-sufficient by guiding them in creative ways to generate monthly income, encouraging entrepreneurship and self-reliance.

With a commitment to making a lasting impact, Project151 envisions a world where every child has the opportunity to break free from the cycle of poverty and build a brighter future. Together, we are shaping a legacy of positive change and hope for the next generation.

At Project151, we believe in a comprehensive approach to change, one that transcends traditional boundaries and addresses the multifaceted needs of children in vulnerable situations. Our mission is built on five foundational elements that form the backbone of our operations, guiding us in making a lasting impact on the lives of the young ones we serve.

1. Finding Land and Installing Utilities:
We begin by securing the groundwork for our projects—identifying suitable land and ensuring the availability of essential utilities. This foundational step allows us to create sustainable spaces where hope can take root, laying the foundation for transformative initiatives.

2. Building Homes (Orphanages):
Beyond constructing physical structures, we build homes imbued with love, safety, and the promise of a better tomorrow. Our orphanages serve as sanctuaries for homeless and rescued children, providing more than shelter—offering a haven where healing, growth, and dreams can flourish.

3. Building Schools:
Education is a powerful force for change. We construct schools not merely as structures but as gateways to accessible and affordable education. By bringing learning opportunities closer to the hearts of children, we empower them to break free from the cycle of poverty and envision a future filled with possibilities.

4. Sustainability (Livestock and Gardens):
We believe in sustainable practices as a pathway to self-sufficiency. Through community gardens, livestock initiatives, and chicken farming, we empower communities with the resources to thrive independently. This commitment to sustainability ensures not just immediate relief but also long-term resilience.

5. Recreation (Sports Areas and Playgrounds):
Children need more than the essentials; they need spaces to play, explore, and develop essential life skills. Our dedication to recreation goes beyond creating sports areas and vibrant playgrounds. We provide environments where laughter and play are integral components of a child's holistic development.

As we embark on this journey of transformation, these five elements form a cohesive strategy, interconnected and interdependent. Join us in exploring how each element plays a vital role in our mission to create a world where every child has the opportunity to grow, learn, and thrive. Together, we are Project151, building hope and transforming lives, one element at a time.

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  • Gary Scoggins

    Lubbock, TX

    Project151 - Founder

    Co-owner with wife Teresa: Promiseland Assisted Living, Lubbock, TX for 27 years.

    Served in the following organizations past and present:

    - Pursuit Uganda: Board of Directors

    - Bridge of Lubbock: Founder/President

    - City of Lubbock Student Sex Education Initiative: Co-chair

    - Texas Tech University Alumni: Member

    - Cathedral of Praise: Senior Pastor

    Married 40 years to Teresa

    Two Sons: Landon and Lathan

    Enjoy: Traveling with my family, fishing and hunting or most anything outdoors!

    My goal in life: To Serve

  • Gary E. Light

    Lubbock, TX

    1980 Graduate of West Texas State University with BBA in Accounting

    Post-Graduate Studies at Texas Tech University

    Owner/Partner/Member of CPA Practice, now known as Cherry, Light & Ridley, LLC

    Director / Officer of the following organizations:
    Caprock AMBUCs (American Businessmen’s Club)
    Trinity Church
    Texas Boys Ranch
    Link Ministries
    Monty Miller Living Legacy Foundation

    Enjoys hiking, biking, grandchildren and helping others, especially to please God!

  • Denny Hughes

    Orchard, NE

    Self-Employed since 1975

    Owner: Hughes Construction: Remodel and Custom Home Builder

    Owner: Hughes Heating and A/C

    Retired from running businesses but still maintains a rental property portfolio.

    Founding Board Member:

    - Faith, Hope and Love Fellowship Church - Creighton, NE

    - Board of Members of Faith, Hop and Love Fellowship

    Married to Donnaa - 52 years

    1- Son

    4- Daughters

    11 Grandchildren

    Enjoys fishing and hunting and although I no longer fly, I have a pilots license for small aircraft.

  • Taylor Altom(TeeTee)

    Houston, TX

    Owner: B&H Properties

    Graduate of Texas Tech University

    Currently, working with FORLOH as the road show sales director. Focusing on brand growth and influence.

    I got involved in Project151 through my relationship with the Scoggins Family. Bringing a young, energetic, and different view point to the Board is important for making sure we are able to continue projects for years to come!

    In my free time I love all things outdoors: Fishing, Hunting, Snowboarding, and spending time with family at Crystal Beach!

  • Brad Mendenhall

    Enid, OK

    Lead Pastor: World Harvest Church - Enid, OK

    Also serve as oversight Pastor for:

    - Victory Center Church -Guymon ,OK

    - World Harvest Church - Stillwater, OK

    Served in ministry since 1988

    Married to Tammy since 1988

    4 Children

    2 Grandchildren

    When we made our first trip to Uganda, we fell in love with the people there. We want to do all we can to empower them to more effectively and efficiently make a greater difference in those who call Uganda home.

    In my free time I enjoy: hunting, fishing, pickleball and water sports on nearby lakes.

  • Alfred Hernandez

    San Antonio, TX

    Owner: HM3 Engineering Consultants for 13 years

    Education: Texas University School of Engineering

    Married to wife Margaret since 2001

    1- Son currently attending Northeastern University in Boston, MA

    1- Daughter a high school student enjoying her life

    I got involved in Project151 through my friendship with Gary Scoggins who I met in 1999 while attending Texas Tech University. This endeavor seeks to contribute to the building of God's Kingdom and share lover by caring for the least of theses in areas of the world that I would otherwise not be able to connect to.

    Enjoys: songwriting, playing guitar, reading, studying philosophy and mostly spending time with my family.

  • Kevin Walkup

    Texas, U.S.A.

    Occupation: Software Executive

    Leader in multiple companies for over 25 years

    Wife: Debbie

    1- Son

    1- Daughter

    Enjoy: Spending time with family and friends, hunting, fishing and mostly anything outdoors. Living an active lifestyle.

    I have been a follower of Christ since I was a small boy and have been carried by Him throughout my life and career. I have spent my adult life highly involved in both vocational and volunteer ministry