Richard & Jayne Spencer

Senior Staff

About Richard & Jayne

Richard grew up as the son of an Air Force officer and was frequently on the move, living in Pennsylvania, Florida, Japan, Pennsylvania, Ohio, California, Thailand, Ohio, and finally found his way to Texas.  He attended the University of Texas at Austin and then graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary with a Master’s in Theology.

Jayne grew up mostly in the mountain states, her dad working for the U.S. Forest Service.  While in college, her parents joined Wycliffe Bible Translators to serve in the area of leadership development. Jayne works at Baylor-Carrollton in the Medical Laboratory.

Together they have three grown children: Joel who graduated from the U.V.A. Law School and works for a major law firm in Washington DC, Brent who graduated from the Air Force Academy and is a C-17 pilot, and Jessica who graduated from the University of Texas and works as an architectural engineer at a major architecture firm in Dallas.

Richard has been involved in full-time pastoral ministry in Idaho, Kansas, Washington, Minnesota, and Texas, both as a lead pastor and associate pastor focusing on small group ministry, men’s ministry, adult education, and other areas of ministry as well.

Richard is passionate about life and ministry, both in the United States and abroad.  Having lived five years in Asia growing up, he has committed himself to building healthy churches by training pastors in the majority world, primarily Myanmar and Southeast Asia.