Andy & Connie Richey2023-10-06T13:34:45-05:00




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
507 State St.
Hammond, IN  46320
(219) 932-0711


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


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Andy and Connie Richey Prayer Letter: When We All Get to Heaven, What a Day of Rejoicing That Will Be!

Andy and Connie Richey Prayer Letter: When We All Get to Heaven, What a Day of Rejoicing That Will Be!Glory to God, as He is building His church through salvations and discipleship. It is always wonderful and fulfilling to see people’s lives changed and reshaped when the Holy Spirit enters their lives upon salvation. While our church continues to grow in number and spiritual growth, we are also slowly improving our facility as well.

In recent months, we have seen numerous salvations through soul winning and services. Five people have done God’s will in their lives by getting baptized, some of whom have suffered tremendously in spiritual and marital struggles but have shown great growth by standing strong against the wiles of the Devil. We thank God for His Word to teach and preach, transforming wonderful and truth-seeking souls.

The family is under Satanic attack in a powerful way, and marital problems, based on believing falsehoods, are very typical here. We regularly preach on this issue, but we recently had our first Marriage Seminar, which was followed by a great dinner. I believe, and the fruit is evident, that this time of teaching Biblical family values and marital roles has strengthened our members in a great way. There are incredible cultural issues that make understanding Biblical principles quite slow to be understood and accepted. One such example is that if a couple decides to “stay” together, then they are married—no vows, no commitment at all; however, a couple will say to everyone that they are “married” and believe it to be true per the accepted practice. This, of course, leads to a very high “divorce” rate (yes, they will call it a divorce) when the man decides to “marry” another. Please pray for God to build Lighthouse Baptist Church with solid, Godly families as we work to counter these foundational issues.

Our three-level discipleship program is going strong. At the beginning, Connie and I were doing the teaching one on one. Then God brought our assistant pastor, Emmanuel, on board to grow God’s people in His Word. Currently, we praise God that there are several men and as many ladies equipped and involved in teaching young converts basic truths of spiritual growth and maturity. This Godly growth in our church allowed us to take fifteen members to play a role in a medical missions trip run by Truth for Today Medical Missions, a ministry based in the U.S. Our members were missionaries to their fellow Kenyans in rural areas, who have limited access to medical treatment and the Gospel of Christ. During this week, we served as translators and in other various ways to a larger team, which saw multiple hundreds of souls make professions of faith in Jesus as the Saviour for their sin!

On a personal note, Connie’s mother just passed from this world into eternity with God in Heaven. Connie is currently in the U.S., and prayer on behalf of her and the family would be greatly appreciated. I did not join her in traveling, as Michael, one of our teenage church members in Kenya, also died, and our church conducted our first funeral, overlapping the funeral of my mother-in-law. Many Kenyans, for the first time in their lives, heard a clear presentation of true salvation through the substitutional death of Christ at the burial of Mike, and I do believe many will now rejoice with Connie’s mom in Heaven as a result.

Please pray for our church in spiritual and physical needs and also for wisdom in leading these things on behalf of our Lord and Saviour.

Your servants for lost souls of East Africa,

Andy & Connie Richey

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