Meet Our Team

We have an amazing medical team and ministry staff who lives in Togo and two staff at our headquarters in Tyler, TX. Our team is made up of 15 native Africans and 5 Americans.
Lewis Swann, President and Founder

Lewis Swann

President and Founder

Lewis and his wife Naomi started Sight.org in 2012. God showed him a great need in Togo as he was traveling through West Africa. He couldn’t go back home without doing something about it. Now hundreds of people in Togo are having their sight restored every year.

Read more of Lewis’ story

Naomi Swann, Co-founder, Nursing Educator
Naomi Swann

Co-Founder and Nursing Educator

As the Co-Founder, Naomi works to insure the safety structure of Sight.org. Naomi trains and certifies all team members to perform CPR, basic life support, and first aid.

Beth Reed, Volunteer Coordinator and Communications

Beth Reed

Director of Missions

Serving at the Foundations office in Texas, Beth oversees all volunteers, communications projects, and donor relations for Sight.org. While in Togo, Beth gathers photos and stories to take back to supporters, assesses the ministry for future volunteers, and debriefs mission teams. Read more of Beth’s story…

Meza, Togo Field Director
Meza Kpakpabia

National Director, Togo

Meheza has incredible leadership qualities and has been a close friend of Lewis since 2010. Also the granddaughter of the President of the Assembly of Churches (The highest pastoral leader in Togo), Meheza clearly adopted her grandfather’s wisdom and is built to lead.

Read more of Meheza’s story.

Dr. Avia, Surgeon
Dr. Nestor Avia

Team Surgeon

Dr. Avia travels from Lome, the capital of Togo, for each round of eye surgeries. He brings two assistants with him each time. He is a humble servant who loves the ministry of Sight.org.

Dominic, Ophthalmic Assistant

Dominic Togbe

Ophthalmic Assistant, Translator, Evangelist

Dominic personally takes care of every single patient that comes through our doors. He helps with pre-op, gathers information for patient charts, takes before and after photos, keeps patients calm, and leads them into the operating room. He remembers every one of their names and relay their stories to our director of missions. Dominic is passionate about keeping all charts organized and useful. Dominic dreams of being a doctor one day. Dominic is a single dad. He is thankful for his job at Sight.org which helps him provide for his son. He has a deep love for the Lord which shines through to every patient. He also helps translate for volunteers on ministry outreach. It is fun to watch him preach the truth of God’s word at our house churches. 

Daniel, Ministry Coordinator

Daniel Sambollah

Team Ministry Leader

Daniel has been serving with Sight.org for five years. He came to us highly recommended by Mercy Ships. We have lovingly nicknamed Daniel “Father Lawrence” because he selflessly serves in any capacity needed. He serves with joy no matter what he is doing. God has given him the gift of evangelism and encouragement. Daniel just finished a year of ministry training at YWAM. Daniel grew up in a Muslim family. Many years ago, he gave his life to Jesus and never looked back. He has a gift of connecting with anyone he meets. Many people in Togo have given their lives to Jesus because of the light shining through Daniel. Daniel also has a love for music. He is learning how to play guitar, piano, and violin. He and Ezekiel are best friends and they use their free time to teach others how to spread the gospel through music.

Daniel, Ministry Coordinator

Ezéchiel Lito

Photo Journalist, Videographer, Worship Leader

Ezéchiel is one of those people that can do anything they put their hands to. God has given him so many creative talents. He can sing and play the guitar, but most importantly for our team, he is a phenomenal photographer and videographer. Ezéchiel trained at YWAM first and then attended a creative arts school in Togo. He is using his gifts to creatively tell Sight.org stories through film. On the side, he uses his musical abilities to minister to people in the village through worship. Ezéchiel is a quiet servant. He constantly encourages the whole team with his creativity and kind words. 

Ramond, Driver

Raymond Kodjo

Team Driver, Team Assistant, Opthalmic Assistant, Evangelist

Ramond has been driving the Sight.org van for six years. He has been with us since the beginning. He takes great care to transport our staff and volunteers. He is present at every surgery and ministry outreach. When he is not driving, he is loading or unloading equipment or setting up tents and other supplies. During surgery, he helps with pre op and post op wherever he can. He loves encouraging patients and keeping them calm as they wait. He often breaks out in worship, leading patients to dance and sing along. We love seeing him praise Jesus with abandon. Ramond is married with four children. He owns his home. He is so thankful he has the opportunity to serve with Sight.org.

Ramond, Driver

Florent Adido

Team Pastor, Discipleship Leader

Florent is our discipleship pastor. He mainly stays at the farm and works alongside Koffi. While Koffi trains students in modern agriculture methods, Florent disciples those students in the Word of God. When he is not at the farm, he travels with the team to surgeries and ministry outreaches. He is always available to pray with people. When volunteers come from the US, he helps translate for them. Florent is married with six children. He and his wife live near the farm. His wife serves Sight.org by making merchandise to sell. 

Ramond, Driver

Koffi Akakpovi

Agricultural Specialist, Evangelist

Koffi trained on Mercy Ships and YWAM. He was number one in his class. Koffi is extremely passionate about agriculture, which is actually rare for someone in rural Africa. Most people in Togo are farmers, but not many are passionate about it, it is just something they do to make ends meet. Koffi, however, lights up when he talks about agriculture. There is nothing he loves more than giving someone a tour of the Sight.org farm so he can show them how God is working through it. He works alongside our discipleship pastor, Florent. Koffi leads a five month agriculture training. As he trains each group of students in modern farming techniques, Florent disciples those same students. Together, they prepare their students to go back into their villages. When their students go back, they are able to multiply the productivity of their farms by ten times and they are able to effectively spread the gospel to their neighbors. They are also able to teach other farmers the modern techniques they learned in their training. 

Ramond, Driver

Innocent Kogbeyo

Optometrist

Innocent is an optometrist who was trained on Mercy Ships. He now serves at each surgery outreach. Innocent is taking Sight.org to the next level with his expertise. Innocent has a deep love for the Lord and freely speaks truth to anyone who will listen. Everyone on the Sight.org staff loves being around Innocent because of his infectious joy. Innocent is fluent in five languages so he is able to help translate for American volunteers. Innocent is married with a brand new baby boy. He is happy to serve with Sight.org and thankful for the opportunity to provide for his family.

Ramond, Driver

Jeanaway

Team Assistant

Jeanaway came to Sight.org four years ago. He had been blind since birth. He had never heard the gospel. He came looking for help and found Jesus. He became a Christian as soon as he heard the good news and spend the next several days listening to our audio Bible. A few weeks later, he had eye surgery. Even when he was able to see for the first time in his life, he was still talking about Jesus. He told everyone he knew about Jesus. We soon hired him to be a part of our team. He helps with day to day operations and loves praying over patients.

Ramond, Driver

Akou

Team Cook

Akou takes care of our staff and volunteers every day. There are ten staff members who live on the Sight.org farm. Akou cooks three meals a day for them. She also travels with them to surgeries and ministry outreaches. When at the farm, she picks fresh vegetables from the farm and kills chickens to cook for her meals. When traveling with the team, she sets up a tent, goes to the local market, and cooks on a travel stove. Akou is a single mom with a twelve year old son. She loves being a part of the Sight.org team and is so thankful for this job that helps her provide for her son. The whole team loves Akou. Every Sight.org volunteer who has ever traveled to Togo raves about Akou’s cooking and hospitality.

Board of Directors

Lewis Swann, Founder

Lewis Swann, Founder

Pastor Joe Canal

Pastor Joe Canal

Reece Anderson

Reece Anderson

Dr. Linda Reed, EdD, PA

Dr. Linda Reed, EdD, PA

David Apperly

David Apperly

Dr. Neshia Rudd, Optometrist

Dr. Neshia Rudd, Optometrist

Steve Clark

Steve Clark

Fiona Mohammed

Fiona Mohammed

Partners

Swanns Furniture
First Baptist Tyler
Today's Vision
Assemblies of God
ETMC
Christ Episcopal Church Tyler
Rotary Club

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