Dwight and Carolyn Rich
Serving in North Andean as Global Deployment | South America
Dwight and Carolyn Rich have served the Church of the Nazarene as global missionaries since February 1984. They have spent their entire career living in Quito, Ecuador.
Dwight grew up in Haiti as a missionary kid and Carolyn was raised in Neodesha, Kansas. Both are graduates of MidAmerica Nazarene University. Dwight is also a graduate of Nazarene Theological Seminary. They pastored in Ft. Lauderdale, FL for three years before being assigned as missionaries.
Dwight served as the Field Strategy Coordinator for the South American, North Andean Field that comprises the countries of Ecuador, Colombia, and Venezuela. Carolyn served as the nurse for the Seminary in Quito, coordinated the Child Sponsorship Program, and has been the office administrator for the North Andean Field.
The Riches have two children Bryan and Stefanie who are both married and live in Overland Park, KS. Two grandsons are now two and a half years old and a new grandson arrived on March 17, 2018.
The Riches are now in their final year of furlough before retirement.
Going Where the Church is Not Yet
Today there are over 4.3 billion people who live in areas where there is little to no gospel witness. 4.3 billion people who have not heard the message of the gospel, who have never heard the name of Jesus. We believe that everyone deserves to hear. God continues to call the Church of the Nazarene to spread the message of the gospel, to preach holiness, and to bring good news to the poor all over the world. The task is enormous; far too big for anyone to do alone, but together we can go where the church is not yet and see people, communities, and nations transformed. Reaching these people begins with one step, a step of obedience and faithfulness that says yes to God’s call. Take your first step and start your journey toward serving in missions today.