Rick & Jeanette Maxwell

Quito, Ecuador (Map)


Pastoral leadership development and church planting.

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Born in Colombia, South America to missionary parents, Rick Maxwell prayed to received the Lord, back in Canada, at age 5. He grew up in Three Hills, Alberta, Canada, graduating from Prairie Bible Institute with a Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies.

Rick has served in Colombia, Mexico and Ecuador, in cell church and traditional church planting, as well as pastoral leadership development.

Born in Quito, Ecuador to parents of Quichua and Spanish descent, Jeaneth Lanchimba saw the Gospel change her alcohol-damaged parents into evangelistic, church planters. God opened doors for Jeaneth to study at Rio Grande Bible Institute, in Texas, where she received her Bachelor in Biblical Studies. Back in her home country of Ecuador, Jeaneth ministered for 6 years in church planting and theological education, as a single. As a church planter, she was involved in children’s ministry (camps, clubs, vbs, Sunday school) and training children’s workers; worship leading and training guitar-playing worship leaders; rural Quichua work, women’s ministry, facilitating visiting missionary medical and construction teams, etc. During this time she completed her Bachelor in Educational Sciences, with a Specialization in English for teaching Elementary students.

In September, 2007, Rick & Jeaneth were united by God to serve Him together. Their wedding theme was “Two are Better than One”. Their children are Raquel, Sebastian & Justin.

The Maxwells have the vision to see Ecuador become an active missionary-sending nation. To this end, and, in light of Ecuador’s many believers, many small churches, but still significant need for mature believers, Rick and Jeaneth are involved in a church plant, molding believers for future ministry, as well as rural Quichua church strengthening, presently with one church, but with a view to expand into other needy rural churches. The method they are employing is training leadership, where possible, participating in evangelism and teaching, as needed, to obtain leadership quality people to train, with a view to producing visionary, multiplying churches.