Rick and Susan Simonsen

Rick began missionary service in 1981 as a “summer team” missionary to Singapore. After college graduation, he spent another 1 1/2 years in Singapore until August 1983. As a team, Rick and Sue began work in Kenya in 1988. They ran Grace Baptist Bible College from 1991-1997 and have been a church planting since 1989. During their tenure in Kenya, they have seen over two thousand come to Christ in various programs related to their ministry. They initially came with Grace Independent Baptist Mission but transferred to Baptist World Mission in the merger of 1997. In 2009, they began the ministry of Independent Baptist College of Ministry, which trains pastors and church leaders and offers a bachelor’s Degree program. In 2012, the college began a Master’s Degree program, and Sue received the first Master’s Degree in 2014. In 2011, we began assisting a national pastor to plant the Open Bible Baptist Church. In 2017 we began to plant Trinity Baptist Church in a growing town about ten km from our home.