Bob and Kristi Rice
Bob and Kristi Rice began as mission workers of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in the Democratic Republic of Congo in January 2010, where they serve with the Presbyterian Community of Congo (CPC). “God has woven Africa into our hearts and called us to serve him there.”
The Presbyterian Community of Congo was founded by Presbyterian missionaries in the 1890s and is the largest Protestant denomination in the Congo with more than a million members. In a country that has been ravaged by atrocities and years of conflict, the CPC has continued to witness to the good news of God’s word through a holistic ministry. There are more than 700 parishes in the Kasai region. Bob and Kristi are excited to serve alongside this vibrant community of faith.
Bob and Kristi serve as consultants and colleagues with the CPC, with an active involvement in visioning and implementing new initiatives in Christian education and evangelism, including the development of curriculum and traveling throughout the region as members of the evangelism team. Some new initiatives they have been involved in and are excited about include: subsidizing Bibles, producing Christian literature, and equipping three rural pastoral institutes.
Bob brings a passion for evangelism, equipping leaders, and building up the church. Kristi serves also with community development and microloan projects connected to the CPC as she seeks to empower the poor and demonstrate God’s love.
Bob finished his MDiv and MA degrees at Fuller Theological Seminary. He was ordained February 7, 2010 at Menlo Park (California) Presbyterian Church, which had nurtured his faith since childhood. Bob is a graduate of the University of Colorado with a major in economics and history. Kristi is a member of Wheaton (Illinois) Evangelical Free Church and a graduate of Wheaton College where she majored in business and economics. She earned her MBA in International Development from Hope International University in Fullerton, California.
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