Rick and Barb Beard
Rick and Barb Beard serve with One Mission Society in Taiwan, where Rick serves as the pastor of an English-speaking congregation with the Taiwan Holiness Church. Both Rick and Barb are involved in English ministry, doing Bible studies, and discipleship. Prior to the Beards’ arrival, this English-speaking congregation never had a pastor, though they have been meeting together for a couple of years. Rick’s role is to pastor the English congregation, to build up the leadership in the church, and assist in English outreach ministries.
Rick has served as pastor at Sycamore Grove Mennonite Church near Garden City, Missouri, for the past seven years. For many years, his desire has been to minister in Asia. God has given many opportunities to interact with Chinese and Taiwanese university students over the past several years.
Rick has a master’s degree and a doctorate in biblical counseling, and he is finishing a doctor of ministry in pastoral ministries. Barb attended Oklahoma Wesleyan University and majored in music.
Rick’s passion is to teach, inspire, and equip Taiwanese believers to become disciple makers in Taiwan and beyond and to strengthen their understanding of what God desires to do through the local church.
Barb has been involved in ministry, teaching God’s Word to women for 35 years. She is passionate about making disciples.