Dr. Joe Lindner
Dr. Lindner served in the U.S. Air Force for four years. After dental school, Joe was in the practice of dentistry for 33 years. During that time, he has led or been part of mission teams traveling to Bolivia, Peru, Mexico, Nicaragua, the Philippines, Kenya, and Tanzania. He has also served 5 years as Dental Director at The Neighborhood Christian Clinic in central Phoenix, AZ.
Dr. Lindner has made over 30 mission trips to Tanzania and in 2009 trained 4 Tanzanian medical officers in the art and science of administering local anesthetic, tooth extraction, proper hygiene, and tooth cleaning. Funds were raised to equip and establish a dental clinic in a remote village; leaving behind the 4 newly minted “Dentologists” to continue to serve in the surrounding villages.
Joe received his Bachelor of Science at the University of St. Thomas, D.D.S. at Marquette University and M.S. in Prosthodontics at Marquette University.
In 2010 Joe joined Pastor Fred Beasley (Co-Founder) at Scottsdale Bible Church (SBC) as the Tanzanian Project Coordinator where two primary schools were built in two remote Tanzanian villages. The total number of students being educated was over 700.
In 2016, Joe and Fred Co-Founded East African Impact and soon after disengaged from SBC where their focus became to educate Tanzanian adolescent girls from traditional communities with a new Tanzanian partner.
Three years ago, East African Impact partnered with Emusoi Center in Arusha, Tanzania. Currently Emusoi Center is responsible for funding 300 young women who are attending either tutoring for one year, secondary school, college, university, or vocational training.