Pastor Bob Rice is first and foremost a servant of the true and living God, the happy husband of Sonya Rice, his wife of over 30 years, a proud father to his daughter Rayanna and proud grandfather to his three grandchildren. 

Pastor Rice is a native of Cleveland Ohio where he attended Cleveland Central Catholic High School and graduated from Youngstown State University in 1987 with a B.S. in Psychology. 


He co-founded Open Door Ministries, a program receiving a federal grant to work with gang members on parole in the inner city. As participants in this program, these young men were mentored and shown alternatives to the gang life.  From 1987 to 1989, he served as interim Pastor of the Faith Community Baptist Church in Euclid, Ohio. Pastor Rice was offered the permanent assignment as Senior Pastor but turned it down to attend Dallas Theological Seminary.