Andy and Connie Richey 2017-04-14T15:52:09+00:00

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Andy Birthday 09/07
Connie Birthday 09/23
Andy & Connie Wedding Anniversary 11/29
Andy Richey
I was raised in a good, moral home. My parents started going to church when I was quite young, and I can recall them both getting saved. A short time later (at about age nine), I made a profession of faith. After moving to Xenia, Ohio, under the preaching of my former pastor, Dr. David McClellan, I felt great conviction from the Holy Spirit within me about my relationship with God. I truly accepted Christ as my Saviour while sitting in an Arby’s restaurant with my pastor in August of 2002. Anyone who knew me at this time, I believe, would testify that the fruits of the Spirit began to show in my life.

Connie Richey
I was raised in a Christian home. My parents were both saved before I was born. I was in church every time the church doors were open from the day I was born. By the age of four, I had heard all of the Bible stories, and one day I asked my daddy how I could go to Heaven. We went to my room and knelt by my bed, and my daddy told me how to go to Heaven. I was saved that day and have never looked back.

My name is Andy Richey, missionary to East Africa. I work with Peter Morris, a veteran missionary of this field for eighteen years. Since working together, God has allowed us the blessing of starting many churches while working with national men. We have also held training seminars across Kenya. Those with whom we have worked are begging us to do more to train their people in biblical doctrine and church planting.
Our desire is to move forward in this work. Our plan is to start a pattern church, start a Bible college to train nationals, and then set up mobile training seminars to reach into rural areas and villages throughout East Africa. Though many churches have been started, much more needs to be done. This is a necessary progression to have any hope of fulfilling the Great Commission across this region!
This will take much work and sacrifice, which we are ready to do. We invite you to prayerfully consider partnering with us in this effort through prayer and finances. Please contact me if you would allow us the opportunity to share our burden and calling with you and your church.
First Baptist Church of Hammond

I consider it a great privilege to represent my Saviour through my church, First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana.

Information Packet


(937) 776-4105
7929 Tyler Circle
Unit E
Merrillville, IN 46410




You can financially support our family and ministry by giving here online, or you can mail checks to FBMI, 507 State Street, Hammond, IN 46320, and designate your giving to Missionary #137.



Andy Richey Prayer Letter: So Many Lost–So Much to Do!

Andy Richey Prayer Letter:  So Many Lost--So Much to Do!As we run full speed into another year, it is a privilege to be God’s servants and your representatives in East Africa.

In January, God blessed, as several new churches committed to support our church-planting work in prayer and finances. Praise the Lord!! With these new commitments, our monthly support is at a level that we are preparing for imminent departure for full-time ministry in East Africa. While much has been accomplished, we are very excited and energetically preparing to build upon those things when we return. Our sending church, First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana, is having its annual missions conference in late March, and we are honored to be a part of this special time. We couldn’t be more excited, as we are tying up loose ends in preparation to leave the USA in late spring, just after our third grandchild is due to be born. Doctor’s visits, dental work, material needs to take with us, etc. are consuming much of our time, as well as goodbyes to friends and family. We are pushing hard towards 100% of our needed support all the while.

Allow me to briefly review some amazing things God has done through us thus far:

1. God has blessed with several churches planted; some are meeting in homes, some have grown and moved into rented buildings, and one is in a tent!
2. God has blessed with hundreds saved in evangelistic meetings!
3. God has helped us to disciple several pastors and teach them about soul winning and church planting, and they have gone on to see many saved and some second-generation churches birthed.
4. Hundreds of Bibles have been distributed to those who cannot acquire a copy of God’s Word on their own.

Moving forward, upon long-term arrival, God has appointed a big task; yet He has prepared a path so we can move quickly, working with a network of national men and indigenous churches to multiply these young church plants, reaching those who currently have no access to the saving knowledge of Christ Jesus!

While we are trusting in God’s timing, our hearts’ desire is to get to the field as soon as possible. Ten to fifteen new supporting churches would allow us to make our departure goal of this spring. Would you take a moment and pray that God would meet this need in a timely manner with us? “Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.” (Philippians 4:17)

To our co-laborers in God’s service, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for helping us follow our calling and for partnering together with us in obedience to the Great Commission!

Your servant for lost souls across East Africa,

Andy Richey

February 10th, 2017|Tags: , |
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