About Omega Foundation
The Omega Foundation was established in 1997, and is a 501(c)3 charitable non-profit organization, and is governed by a board of directors, whose members are committed to the vision and goals of the Foundation.
Omega is a Christian humanitarian organization which is dedicated to ministering to the spiritual as well as physical needs of people, primarily in underdeveloped countries. Through children's homes, native evangelists and pastors, clinics, feeding the hungry and providing emergency aid, we carry out our mission.
Today, the Foundation operates or supports children's homes in India, and the Philippines, which serve as distribution centers for food, clothing and school supplies as well as places where people can go for spiritual counseling. Through these established outreaches, Omega and it's donors provide assistance in a very practical way.
Emergency relief is another aspect of the Foundation's work; providing food, clothing and medical supplies to countries which have suffered from famine, droughts, earthquakes, cyclones, floods or civil wars.
Although not affiliated with any particular denomination, the Foundation provides financial support for native pastors of different Christian groups.
This website gives detailed information about our mission outreaches. We hope that you will be encouraged to join us and get involved in some of our projects.
President and Founder
Jay Rittker, the founder and President of Omega Foundation, had been involved with two different missionary organizations, one with strictly evangelistic activities and the other a humanitarian organization. Jay felt that the two areas of ministry should be combined and that his 30-year experience in these areas would give him the qualifications needed to launch such a mission organization.
Jay was born and raised in Germany, where he received his formal education. After working for a large coffee company in his hometown of Bremen for a few years, Jay had the desire to be involved in Christian ministry.
That opportunity came when an American missionary established an office in Germany. Jay worked for his organization for several years in Germany and England before being transferred to their headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1971. A few years later, Jay joined another international organization, also located in Tulsa, which was primarily involved in humanitarian work in third-world countries. It was there that he learned to combine humanitarian work with the missionary work of spreading the gospel.
The Omega Foundation has many programs to help the underprivileged, but at the heart of Omega's mission is CHILDREN and the operation of children's homes in several countries.
Seeing the changes that take place in the lives of these children is what motivates Jay to continue the ministry of the Omega Foundation.