Leader: Beverly Rich
Administrator: Alicia Aragon
Jess (a California boy) and Beverly (a true Texas girl) met in 1988 and married in 1991. In 1996, Jess was given the opportunity to attend the School of Ministry at Calvary Albuquerque. On completion of the school, the students participated in an international missions outreach in Jinja, Uganda. While there, Jess and Bev were given the opportunity to share the gospel of Christ in the local prisons. Through obvious acts of the Lord, they were able to leave their jobs and home and move to Uganda to serve under the leadership of Pastor Jay and Sunny McLaughlin, the founders of the original Calvary Chapel Jinja. They arrived in February 1998.
In 2003 Jess took over the leadership of the original Calvary Chapel Jinja (recently renamed The Bridge Calvary Chapel in Jinja) by serving as the Senior Pastor and heading up and teaching at the Jinja church’s School of Ministry. Our dear brother Jesse Rich went home to be with the Lord December 18, 2014, the loss for the family and friends is enormous, so please keep this in your prayers. Jesse’s wish was that his remains would stay in Uganda, and more than a thousand people came for his memorial from all areas where he served.
In addition to Beverly’s daily responsibilities which include teaching at the women's ministries in the prisons, the villages, and The Bridge Calvary Chapel, she also trains and mentors the women on the Called Christians/The Bridge Calvary Chapel staff and helps lead them to maturity in the Word so they can become women of God. Her leadership and continuing devotion to the Lord’s work and the people of Uganda during this time of transition shows love for the people of Africa and dedication to the work that Jesse and Bev invested their lives into.
Address: PO Box 2244, Jinja, Uganda, East Africa
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