". . . being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus" --Philippians 1:6
Rick was born in Gnaw Bone, Indiana and came to know the Lord at age six in the Gnaw Bone Wesleyan Church. Clara was born in Brazil, Indiana and gave her heart to the Lord when she was nineteen in the Jackson Street Wesleyan Church in Brazil, Indiana.Rick and Clara met while preparing for missionary service at Frankfort Wesleyan Bible College and were married in 1969.After serving for three years as pastor in Indiana, Rick and Clara served as Wesleyan missionaries in Peru, South America from 1975 until 1994.Rick was appointed as Area Director for Latin America & Caribbean from 1995 until 2008, serving from Costa Rica, 1997-2004. From 2008-2016, Rick served as coordinator for the Ibero-America Wesleyan Fellowship.
Currently, the main focus of their ministry is facilitating the development of The Wesleyan Church in Cuba where they have been involved in ministry since 2010. As they travel together to Cuba, Clara is involved in women’s ministries, serves as a translator and helps to provide many needed items for Cuban pastoral families. The West’s have four grown children and nine grandchildren. Their life verse is: Revelation 7:9.
Contact info: Rick & Clara West The Wesleyan Church-Global Partners Rick West, Cuba Ministry Coordinator For postal address, contact us at: Cell: 954.913.0985 Ricks' Email: Lamerica@wesleyana.org
◊ Rev. Richard West -- Cuba Ministry Coordinator Global Partners, as the international arm of The Wesleyan Church, partners with Wesleyan churches in the Africa, Latin America, and Pacific areas while expanding ministry in Asia, Europe, and closed countries.