Dr. Ramesh Richard is President/CEO of RREACH International, a global proclamation ministry. He enjoys an international influence through his own organization as well as through the Dallas Theological Seminary students he touches in his faculty role. He has been part of the Dallas Baptist University, and LeTourneau University BWLI events. He is scheduled for the Taylor University team in April, 2014. He and his wife Bonnie are parents of three adult children.
Brenda A. Smith, President of BWFLI asked Dr. Richard three questions :
BWFLI: “How has Fred stretched you?”
RR: “Fred stretched me in his role as my (1) ministry mentor: by making me see and own God’s ministry gifts in my life as part of Christian stewardship. While I hesitate to “step up,” as many leaders counsel, he knew I would find it spiritually justifiable to “serve up” in my better usefulness for God. (2) leadership tutor: by giving me practical organizational wisdom. While academically heavy, I needed street-perspective, especially in the context of American culture. (3) personal sponsor: by lending me his credibility until I made my own. Not sure I have succeeded in the latter.
I am also applying his art of nuancing complexity to make matters simpler in understanding and communication. ”
BWFLI: ” What is your strongest memory as a BWFLI team member?”
RR: “First, the team itself. It took Fred to put this team together through Brenda. Hardly a day passes when I don’t experience the legacy of friends he gave me. The other joy is shaping young minds in a controlled, public setting, like speaking in chapel, or interacting in classes. ”
BWFLI: “If you were 20 again, what would you want to ask a BWFLI team member?”
RR: “How can I “learn to think short-term and long-term” about life, relationships, work, money, and ministry? How can I learn to discern God’s leadership in my life? What is the purpose of my life?”
BWFLI: “Thank you, Dr. Richard, for sharing your thinking with us. We appreciate your participation in past teams and look forward to vital, challenging times together next Spring.”