MISSIONS

Dr. William “Rick” and Leslie Renninger

Equipping Leaders International

During Rick’s college years he spent two summers in Ocean City (1971-1972) doing evangelism with CRU. After college, Rick and Leslie met in a Singles’ ministry and married a year later.  Leslie continued teaching children with learning disabilities, but at this time in Portland, OR, while Rick earned two masters degrees at Western Seminary.  By December 1981 they moved to Belgium with their 3 yr. old daughter. Rick taught at the Belgian Bible Institute for three 4 yr. terms. Leslie and Rick were also blessed with two Belgium-born sons. 

When they returned to PA in 1995, Leslie was quickly hired to teach special needs children. After Rick completed his Ph.D., he taught theology and philosophy for 12 years at Alvernia University in Reading, PA. He also served as an elder and chair of mercy ministry at Brick Lane Community Church, where Rick is still an elder. Leslie continues to be actively involved in children’s ministry and in Joni and Friends Retreats.

In 2010 Rick was invited to teach pastors in Nigeria. That began a new direction, leading to multiple trips to several destinations in 9 Majority World countries. Rick is the ELI Project Director for Sierra Leone, a largely Muslim country, one of the poorest countries on the planet, and where pastors are hungry for biblical training and Muslims are open to the Gospel.

Rick and Leslie have also been blessed by their three children’s spouses and their nine grandchildren.

missions

Dr. William “Rick”
and Leslie Renninger

Equipping Leaders International
During Rick’s college years he spent two summers in Ocean City (1971-1972) doing evangelism with CRU. After college, Rick and Leslie met in a Singles’ ministry and married a year later.  Leslie continued teaching children with learning disabilities, but at this time in Portland, OR, while Rick earned two masters degrees at Western Seminary.  By December 1981 they moved to Belgium with their 3 yr. old daughter. Rick taught at the Belgian Bible Institute for three 4 yr. terms. Leslie and Rick were also blessed with two Belgium-born sons. 

When they returned to PA in 1995, Leslie was quickly hired to teach special needs children. After Rick completed his Ph.D., he taught theology and philosophy for 12 years at Alvernia University in Reading, PA. He also served as an elder and chair of mercy ministry at Brick Lane Community Church, where Rick is still an elder. Leslie continues to be actively involved in children’s ministry and in Joni and Friends Retreats.

In 2010 Rick was invited to teach pastors in Nigeria. That began a new direction, leading to multiple trips to several destinations in 9 Majority World countries. Rick is the ELI Project Director for Sierra Leone, a largely Muslim country, one of the poorest countries on the planet, and where pastors are hungry for biblical training and Muslims are open to the Gospel.

Rick and Leslie have also been blessed by their three children’s spouses and their nine grandchildren.