Dr. Rick Rhoads serving in Uganda;
Dr Rhoads with family
Dr. Rick Rhoads serving in Uganda
BCM Commissions New President
- Providing key leadership/networking of pastors to the Pastor’s Discipleship Network (PDN) centered in Uganda, which includes pastors from Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, and Ethiopia.
- Partnering to create a new educational site for theological and leadership training of pastors and church workers within the Pacific Rim region with a focus on South East Asia.
- Partnering and leading the creation of a new educational site for theological and leadership training of pastors and church workers in the global south, particularly Brazil.
- Helping sponsor and host at Lancaster Bible College such global children’s ministry events as the Second Lausanne Forum on Children at Risk (May 2017).
Additionally, Rick is also a licensed radiographer and neurotrauma MRI technologist. Throughout his seminary years, Rick served as neurotrauma MRI technologist at Palmetto Health and the University of South Carolina’s health system. During the COVID pandemic, he served as lead of neuroimaging division at Neurology and Stroke Associates, PC. He also works with the MRI neurotrauma team at Penn Medicine and Lancaster General Hospital, in central Pennsylvania, USA.
Rick has been married to his college sweetheart Naomi for twenty-five years. They have two adult children, Grace and Eli. Eli graduated from the University of Wyoming with a degree in architectural engineering and is currently working in an engineering firm near the Philadelphia area. Grace is a sophomore at the University of North Dakota and is a theatre major specializing in technical theatre.
Dr. Rick Rhoads will begin his ministry as the seventh president of BCM International upon his commissioning on December 5, 2022. He expresses his own joy at joining the BCM global team. “I am honored and humbled to serve each of you and this beautiful movement of global disciple-making. My prayer for each of us is that God will continue to grow each one of us while in turn He uses each of us to transform others into the image of Christ.”
Outgoing president Dr. Marty Windle adds, “Thank God together with me for this great answer to prayer. Pray for Dr. Rhoads as he leads us into the future. I have come to love each of you as we’ve worked together around the world these last seventeen years. I look forward to seeing and participating in BCM’s next chapter of reaching children and strengthening the Church under the excellent leadership of Dr. Rick Rhoads.”
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