Betty McKinney is engaged in full-time ministry of Bible teaching, missions, discipleship and administration. From 1995 until 1999 she directed a statewide prayer ministry in Montana, “The Montana School of Prayer,” in affiliation with Dr. Terry Teykl. She came on board with RBM in 2003. She plans, manages and help lead American teams on short-term mission trips to Brazil, Israel and Cuba. She has managed over 75 mission trips to Brazil, 6 trips to Cuba, and 6 Biblical study tours to Israel! She directs the RBM internship program and helps to lead the RBM Atlanta Bible Study. She works with the whole RBM team to plan and oversee the many details of our annual “Rekindle the Flame” conference in Athens, GA.
She also occasionally travels in the United States to teach at retreats and conferences. A specific focus of her teaching is helping believers to grasp the plan of God as He brings forth His kingdom upon the earth and to find personal healing, identity, power and purpose within His kingdom.
Betty was born in Billings, Montana and grew up in the First United Methodist Church. She graduated from Montana State University Billings with a degree in education, and taught elementary school for several years. Married in 1983 and widowed in 1997, she has one son, Ryan, and one “daughter-in-love,” Stephanie. Ryan and Stephanie live in Prineville, Oregon. Her life is a testimony to the faithfulness of God through life’s trials and that He truly does cause all things to work together for good to those who love Him and are called according to his purpose.
Betty currently lives in Athens, GA.
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Johnathan and his wife, Tara, moved to Athens, GA in 2009 after finishing graduate school. They now have two sons, Jace and Ellis. He serves as the Financial Manger for the ministry and is involved in operation, budgets, trips, fundraising and financial advising. He also leads worship at our Atlanta Bible Study and teaches for our morning staff Bible Study.
The real work that John does is to provide incentive to our interns in the area of development. His sense of need and his abilities to teach, produces vital uplifting and encouraging that changes the outlook of someone affected by life and situations.
We are blessed by Johnathan Dunn in this way. If you spent a one week in the office you will notice his skills and his call to serve being put into motion by analyzing, creating, fixing, and teaching basics that encourage and uplift our staff.
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Frankie Appel: Public Relations
I have known Rick and Mary Lucy Bonfim for over 25 years. God has bonded us together in the Spirit. I have been with Mary Lucy in the month of December to have Christmas for some families in Niteroi, Brazil.
In March of 2013, Frank and I moved to Athens to work full-time in Rick Bonfim Ministries. In the office I help in the accounting area, especially in the area of receiving donations for individuals working within the ministry. I also work in preparing for Rekindle the Flame Conference in July of each year and in different mailings that go out during the year.
I am officially un-retired doing the Lord’s work to bring many people to Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
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We came to Georgia from God’s many signs starting in 2014. While at the 2014 Rekindle conference, we heard from God that Dawn, our two daughters Alexis and Autumn, and myself should move to Athens. This move would bring our family closer to the people that would be mentors for everyone in the family. From that weekend God He has shown us that we are to be in the path of ministry. By this, He has blessed our family in a way that is indescribable. We are excited to be a part of Rick Bonfim Ministries and serving Him in any capacity we can.
Since we have been at the Ministry we have had the pleasure of attending Bible Study every morning. That is a great way to start the day. Raymond is in charge of heading up the 2017 Cuba trip.He has been busy making phone calls and sending out packets to invite individuals and church groups. He tries to be handy whenever he can to help around the office with certain office maintenance. Raymond will be attending out of town revivals and going ahead of the groups to help bring more and more people to know and be ready to accept the powerful life God wants His people to have. Dawn is the Inventory Manager at the office. She has been working on organizing to have items readily available for trips, revivals and Aaron and Hur packets. She helps out with inviting people to come on trips and be a part of someone’s journey to a deeper connection to the Lord.
We love being in a ministry that continues to bring the word of God to His children around the world. We send a prayer of blessing to all who continue to support our decision to move with God.
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Jason and his wife, Karen, come to Rick Bonfim Ministries from Williamsburg, VA.
Jason worked for 9 years in a custom commercial fixture shop. In 2008 God put it on his heart to continue his education. After finishing his Religious Studies degree, Jason had a clear vision from the Lord about building a mobile prayer tent. Pastor Rick is encouraging Jason to follow through with his goal and is helping Jason travel with the cross and tent throughout the United States.
Karen is a graduate of Mary Washington College in Virginia. She is a devoted wife, loving mother, and has a loving heart toward everyone she meets. The Lord has placed her repeatedly in ministry to youth and young adults. She worked as a youth minister at Newtown United Methodist Church for 5 years.
Jason and Karen have two sons, Erik and Gregory.
Gregory Goins was born August 13, 2008. Gregory loves all types of machines and figuring out how things work. He also enjoys building Legos, reading, playing keyboard and swimming.
Erik was born March 15 2006. Erik likes animals, exploring and collecting things from nature. His favorite hobbies are playing drums, reading books, and sports, including football and swimming.
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My name is Taylor Wagner. I grew up in Tennessee with my father, step-mother, step-brother and step-sister for all of my high school years and a few years after. It was in 2014 when God tugged at my heart in my local church in Tennessee. I walked to the front of the auditorium to announce my faith that Jesus is my Lord. Later on my father invited me to Rekindle the Flame that same year.
It was at Rekindle that I first met Rick Bonfim. The first words Rick Bonfim said to me are “there is a calling on my life.” A year after, my father suggested that I go with RBM on Brazil mission trip. During the Brazil mission trip Rick Bonfim talked to me about the internship. After the trip I decided to go forward with an internship. Now that I’ve finished my internship, I’m here at Rick Bonfim Ministries staying on as staff.
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Before coming to RBM, John worked for seven years at the Christian Family Center in Soperton, GA as a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor. He also pastored the Wrightsville Circuit UMC in Wrightsville, GA for three years.
John became acquainted with RBM when he attended the Rekindle the Flame Conference in 2012. He brings valuable experience to RBM as a minister and addiction counselor. He works with church and recovery groups, mobilizing them to attend Rekindle the Flame. He will continue to be involved in addiction counseling and seeks to minister in any way the Lord may lead.
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Bible Teachers Not on Staff
Elizabeth Wolfe has been one of the most gifted treasures in RBM. She is married to Pat Wolfe of Warther, Georgia. Her daughter Barbara lives in Asheboro, NC. Elizabeth is a teacher of the word of God and a women of prayer. Her ministry to Rick and Mary Lucy has been felt for over thirty years. When she prays for you, the heavens are opened and she speaks to your most intimate need, bringing restoration, revelation, and healing to your life.
Hundreds have been blessed by her in all these years. She is to the point, sincere and truthful in all she does. In many ways our ministry exist because of her teaching and discipling of all of us.