Roger Mullins has been the Director of HFTW Albania for 27 years. His heart and passion for Albania has driven him to raise millions of dollars to help the orphans of Albania. Through these 27 years, over 10,000 children's lives have been touched by the love of God because of Roger and his wife, Cherie.
Roger and Cherie and their family have been in full-time Christian service since 1969. Their first years were spent on church staffs in Tennessee, Louisiana and Kentucky. Roger entered the field of evangelism in 1977 and he and the family traveled extensively in America and some foreign countries during the years from 1977 through 1990. During these years they have recorded over forty gospel music projects. Some were as a family, and others were with other young men who became like family.
In early 1994 Roger and Cherie accepted the call of God on their lives to become missionaries to the country of Albania with Hope for the World Foundation.
When Roger became the HFTW Director for Albania in 1994, Hope for the World was assisting only one government-owned orphanage. Through the years, under his leadership, and at the bidding of the government, they have expanded their work to five different cities and eight various facilities from the northernmost tip of Albania throughout the country to the southernmost city. Roger has received a number of special certificates of honor and appreciation from the Albanian Government for Hope for the World’s impact on their country. Roger and Cherie have given a Legacy of Hope for generations to come.
Office Administrator: Atlanta Office
Cherie is so much more than an office administrator. She is such a godly helpmate to her husband and loves the people of Albania, the children, and the staff as if they were her own children and grandchildren. She has been running the Atlanta office for all these 27 years with such efficiency. She has ridden countless hours in a car, bus, or airplane in order to share the love of Jesus. She is a published Author, songwriter and an accomplished pianist. Her three books she has written, cover all of her memoirs, including their life in evangelism, and their life in missions work in Albania and are all available for purchase in our store. Cherie and Roger have worked as a wonderful godly husband and wife team together all these years. Today, she still works daily in the offices of Hope for the World Albania with her daughter Cindy and her son Buddy Mullins is the CEO of Hope for the World Foundation.
HFTW Foundation; C.E.O.
Buddy Mullins is best known as an outstanding vocal artist and was inducted into the Gospel Music Association’s Hall of Fame for his time singing with the Grammy and Dove Award winning Gaither Vocal Band. He has travelled and sang his entire life with many gospel music greats such as Bill and Gloria Gaither, Clay Crosse, New Song, DC Talk, Newsboys, Steven Curtis Chapman, and Amy Grant, as well as performing on well known youth author and speaker, Josh McDowell’s “Right from Wrong” tour and the Billy Graham Crusade. He is also a
songwriter and musician and has had several number one songs on the charts such as “It’s Still the Cross” and “Promises One by One.” His passion now is world missions and he is the CEO for Hope for the World Foundation, which is a 501(c3) missions organization that is sharing God’s love for people by providing for their basic needs in order to share the love of Christ. He and his wife, Kerri, travel around the U.S. singing and sharing the passion and mission of Hope for the World Foundation.
Office Coordinator; HFTW Foundation
Kerri is our Santa Rosa Beach office coordinator of donor relations, events, communications, social media, PR, and operations of Hope for the World. She has been working for Hope for the World since 2014. She travels alongside her husband Buddy singing, promoting and sharing the ministries and stories of Hope for the World. She loves Albania and all the people there. She is a graduate of Liberty University. Buddy and Kerri have two beautiful daughters. Victoria is married to Matthew and they both work in ministry at Impulse Church in Santa Rosa Beach. Olivia, is currently the worship leader for Impulse Church and is pursuing her musical talents in singing, writing, and playing guitar.
Sponsorship Coordinator; Atlanta Office
Cindy Mullins Howard is the daughter of Roger and Cherie Mullins, and resides with her family in the suburbs of Atlanta, GA. She has been a part of the HFTW administrative staff since 2006.
Cindy enjoys her work with HFTW as the Sponsorship Coordinator. In this position she processes all incoming mail between the children and their sponsors. It is her responsibility to keep the records relating to children coming and going from the orphanages and to update their sponsors accordingly. Along with other miscellaneous administrative duties, Cindy works as a data entry person setting up new sponsors, keeping track of all correspondence from the Albanian staff to the sponsors, and light bookkeeping duties.
Cindy is married to Andy Howard and they are blessed with two married sons; Brady, married to Savannah, and Austin married to Suzanne. Their pride and joy are their two grandchildren, Beau and Adaline. They are all members of Glen Haven Baptist Church in McDonough, GA, where Cindy presently serves at the Women’s Ministry Director.
Kris has been going to Albania with us since the age of thirteen and likes to support our ministry with his time and services, including building this new website.