Rick and Debbie McNeely were married on October 2, 1981. On August 16, 1983 they would welcome their first child into the world with open arms, Bethany Carroll . Two years later saw the addition of another child, October 26, 1985 Jonathan Michael would join the family and the adventure was just about to begin. In May of 1991 this family of four would take a step of faith and begin their full time journey as missionary-evangelists. For the next 21 years they would travel across the globe taking the good news of the gospel and teaching people that God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things.
Rick and Debbie have always believed in a hands on approach to building the kingdom of God, these are values they have instilled in their children and grandchildren. In June of 2012, Rick and Debbie found themselves in Murphysboro, IL at Christ Community Church helping a wonderful group of people with their search for a Pastor. What happened over the next several months would change everything.
Today Rick and Debbie McNeely serve as Lead Pastors for Christ Community Church and bring the same passion to Murphysboro as they have to individuals all around the world, encouraging everyone they see to embrace the journey before you by living with purpose and passion and reminding them, God is not looking for your ability but rather your availability.