Executive Director and Founder
Lawrence D’Souza was born in Kenya into a family of 10 siblings. He attended Catholic parochial schools through high school, where examinations and curricula were set by Cambridge University in England.
He worked for the Kenyan Civil Service and later became comptroller of a group of six corporations in Kenya. : Lawrence married Irene, and the couple had three children: Barbra, Mabel, and Valentine.
As a British citizen, Lawrence could not continue living in Kenya after the country gained independence from Great Britain. Since Britain could not accommodate immigrants from the colonies, Lawrence became stateless, with no place to raise the family in a safe environment. He went to the U.S. Embassy, applied for immigration, and moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
There, he had to re-start his career, since his credentials were not recognized. Lawrence found a job as a bank clerk and attended community college at night.
He later became corporate controller of a bank data processing firm. His family moved to Del Rio, Texas in 1985 and to Lubbock, Texas in 1992, where he worked as a corporate treasurer. In 2010, Lawrence retired from the Corporate world to follow a calling with the prolife movement.
After reading an article in the Readers Digest about the nationally known Nurturing Network, Lawrence took up the cause and set up The Nurturing Center in Lubbock on a part time basis.
He now serves as full-time volunteer executive director of the crisis pregnancy center, which -- because of the generous support offered by sponsoring organizations and hundreds of benefactors -- has assisted more than 950 mothers and their babies (as of 2015).