East African Impact (EAI) is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, tax deductible, nondenominational organization of people who share their talents and resources to bring physical, mental and spiritual blessings to the East African community with a current focus on Tanzania.

Dr. Joe Lindner

Co-Founder, President

For 33 years Joe was in the practice of dentistry.During that time, he accompanied many missionary teams to provide dental care in Bolivia, Peru, Mexico, Kenya, Philippines, and Tanzania.  He was also Dental Director for an indigent medical/dental clinic in central Phoenix for 5 years. In 2005 he made the first of dozens of visit to Tanzania. Joe spent a month in 2009 in Mairowa, Tanzania training four Tanzanian District Medical Officers in basic dental care, including proper hygiene and how to extract teeth.

In 2010 Joe joined Pastor Fred Beasley at Scottsdale Bible Church (SBC) as Tanzania Project Coordinator. SBC, under Pastor Beasley’s leadership, has provided clean water and constructed primary schools in two Tanzanian villages, Mairowa and Kondoa. He has led several medical teams over to offer the areas medical and dental care.

Joe is now focusing his talents on East African Impact’s goals.

Fred Beasley

Co-Founder, VP and Secretary

Pastor Fred Beasley spent 15 years in the construction business as a General Contractor of residential homes before going into full time Christian ministry in 1990. He served as the Executive Director for Partners in Christ, a para-church organization working in the country of Mexico before joining Scottsdale Bible Church (SBC) as the Pastor of Adult Ministries in 1997. In 1999 he became the Pastor of Global Outreach at SBC.

As Outreach Pastor, Fred provided overall direction to the missions at the church and headed up the design and implementation of SBC’s mission programming and relationships with 50 foreign missionaries. Pastor Beasley received his Masters of Divinity from Western Seminary and holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from Carroll College. Pastor Beasley recently retired from SBC after 18 years of exemplary and faithful service.

As Vice President of East African Impact, Fred helps set up strategic direction, establish goals, internal and external planning, coordination of staff, and assistance both United States and foreign to achieve the purposes of this work.  Pastor Beasley is  also active in raising funds for the organization.

Ms. Cammy West

Cammy has been living in Scottsdale now for nearly 20 years, moving from her previous home of Lakewood Colorado. She works in the golf-industry as an independent territory manager covering several states selling apparel and accessories. She has been active at Scottsdale Bible Church (SBC) through out the years in Women’s ministry, bible studies, and several mission trips with the Tanzania project (including one trip that took her to the top of MT. Kilimanjaro in 2011). Cammy is sponsoring 2 children, both of which she saw graduate their primary school is now passionate about secondary education and helping these children and families have an opportunity for a better life.

“It is a privilege to help these children and women in Tanzania, as I feel we are all called to serve , in serving I’m able to focus on the needs of others. It is truly is a wonderful feeling being able to give back and make a difference in the life of another.”

Cammy is a graduate of University of Colorado-Boulder

Dr. Rob Harrigan

Rob graduated from Marquette University Dental School in 1982. He then moved to Arizona and has been practicing dentistry in Phoenix since the following year. He and his wife Lisa have been attending Scottsdale Bible Church (SBC) for over 10 years.

Rob has traveled to the SBC schools in Tanzania multiple times performing dental procedures in the medical clinic in the Maasai Village of Mairowa and in the hospital in the predominately Muslim city of Kondoa.

Rob has also volunteered his services to St Vincent De Paul Dental Clinic for the homeless, St Joseph Hospitals Mercy Care Clinic, The Neighborhood Christian Clinic, and Gabriel’s Dream, a charity for Sudan’s Lost Boys.