The youngest fourteen children, Rick Clendenen was born and raised in a coal mining town in Eastern Kentucky. His parents were Christians and his grandfather was a Pentecostal preacher. Rick became a Christian himself at the age of 17 and accepted the call into the ministry in 1974. He along with his wife Debbie have served side by side in ministry since that time. You can read many of his experiences in his books.
Rick and Debbie have two grown children and two grandchildren. Their son Richie and wife Jenny are parents to their grandson, Trey. Their daughter Renee and husband Landon are parents to their granddaughter Kyndal.
For many centuries the Christian Church has been divided, split and segregated. This is in deep contrast with Christ’s vision of His Church as described in the Gospel of John, Chapter 17: “I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word; that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You,
Durante muchos siglos, la Iglesia cristiana ha estado dividida y segregada. Esta situación se encuentra en profundo contraste con la visión de Cristo para Su Iglesia, como se describe en el Evangelio de San Juan, capítulo 17: “Mas no ruego sólo por éstos, sino también por los que han de creer en mí por la palabra de ellos, para que todos sean uno.
Abraham was not perfect. Nor were the decisions he made, but God never let go of his hand until he achieved the destiny He had planned for his life. There is much to learn from his journey that will enable us to be known as a friend of God. But our journey must begin with the understanding that God has already initiated this friendship with us.