Ryan Rice

Connect Church, Louisiana
Lead Church Planter
New Orleans Louisiana
Connect Church

About My Family

New Orleans is home, this is where I was born raised and educated. In 2000, I met my wife, Seane, on the campus of Dillard University in New Orleans. The very next year I came to faith in Christ and life has never been the same. My wife and I have been married for 13 years and are now parents to four children, RJ, Brayden, Reagen and Bailey. Though New Orleans can be a challenging place to live, our family loves the great food and many of the free festivals year round.

About My Church Plant

Connect Church exists to make disciples, glorify Christ and serve the city. We are a multiethnic and generational church in the community of Algiers. Since our church began, we have placed great emphasis on being an outwardly focused church. We have also partnered with local community groups and ministries to assist in reaching the city with the love of Christ. Our prayer is that we can continue to reach our community and make disciples who make disciples.

NAMB Church Planting

Demonstrated Christian character is essential for missionaries and chaplains to gain credibility and build community. A missionary is a person who, in response to God's call and gifting, leaves his or her comfort zone and crosses cultural, geographic or other barriers to proclaim the gospel and live out a Christian witness in obedience to the Great Commission. The North American Mission Board supports missionaries serving across the United States, Canada and their territories. Churches are the missionary incubators and sending centers for missionaries through the Southern Baptist Convention. Missionaries serve in a variety of settings and face tremendous challenges. But the rewards are tremendous and life-changing. Missionaries have the privilege to represent their church and their Father in sharing the gospel as the primary focus of their activity. If you are interested in pursuing next steps as a potential missionary or chaplain from your church, explore the possibilities at namb.net/send-me.


For the Lord to bless us with more laborers to join us in making disciples. For wisdom to reach our neighbors and for receptive hearts to the gospel. For strength for our family as we continue on this journey of reaching people for Christ. For the help needed to update our current meeting space to reach future generations.


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