The Blossoming Church in China
Mission Advocate, Dr. Jeff Ritchie, shares his experience working with The Outreach Foundation's partners in China for 20 years, and how the church has taken root in the cultural soil of China and grown exponentially over the past half-century.
The Rev. Dr. Jefferson (Jeff) Ritchie is the former Associate Director for Mission of The Outreach Foundation, a Presbyterian mission organization based in Franklin, Tennessee in the United States.
Jeff has been a missionary to Korea (1980-1989), and he has served as Coordinator of International Evangelism in the Worldwide Ministries Division of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, USA (1989-97). He served The Outreach Foundation from 1998-2016, and in retirement continues to volunteer as a Mission Advocate of The Outreach Foundation.
Jeff is a graduate of Davidson College, Fuller Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and San Francisco Theological Seminary (D.Min.). He served the First Presbyterian Church at Caldwell, New Jersey, from 1976-1980 as youth minister.
Jeff is married to the Rev. Megan Knox Ritchie, a retired pastor now enjoying her new status as full-time grandmother. The Ritchies have two grown children and two grandchildren.
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