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The Rapier Family

Since 1981 we have served the Church of Jesus Christ in both Europe and Africa. After recruiting new missionaries in America for five years, it was our heart's desire to return to Africa in 1996. Convinced that Africa is a harvest field, the burden that God has placed on our hearts is to train nationals; feeling that our efforts produce much more fruit if we are training nationals to evangelize, disciple and plant churches, rather than doing that ourselves as "outsiders".






Dr. Bill Rapier




Doctor of Ministry Degree, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California, 1999

Masters of Divinity Degree, Western Conservative Baptist Seminary, Portland, Oregon, 1978

Bachelors of Arts Degree, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1976

U.S. Army Honorable Discharge

Professional Experience

2/97 to present

Founder, African Leadership Development, Pretoria, South Africa

1/78 to 6/96

Missionary, Field Director, Team Leader, Director of Recruitment, OC International (formerly Overseas Crusades)

8/78 to 12/80

Pastor of Careers and Singles, Los Gatos Christian Church, Los Gatos, California


Dr. Phil Miller

Pastor in the United States

Pastor Klaus Doerrie

Pastor in Langenhagen, Germany

Pastor Ramson Dzingai

Pastor in Zimbabwe

Pastor Vincent Nyati

Pastor in South Africa

Personal Data

Birth Date:

October 9, 1949

Marital Status:

Married March 9, 1974 to Pamela N. Rapier

Home Address:

1210 Delles, Wheaton, Illinois


630-588-0713 (home), 630-280-9401 (mobile)



December 28, 1980, Los Gatos Christian Church





"And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men
who will also be qualified to teach others."
2 Tim 2:2