Friday, March 16, 2012


Orwhut asked-
"I've read that a least one of Dennis Rice's kids is active in his ministry but can't find any contemporary photos of them."

Joseph and Heather Rice

Biography-Pastor Joe Rice was saved in 1985 at The Door Christian Fellowship Church in Tempe, AZ. His decision was influenced by his father's conversion while serving a sentence in San Quentin State Prison. In 1991, he pastored his first church in Phoenix, AZ. In 1994, after establishing a church in Phoenix, he was sent to Auburn, WA to pioneer a new work. In 1996, he felt a calling to enter into missionary work and was given the opportunity to pioneer a church in George, South Africa. After 5 years of laboring in George, he handed over the church to a solid native disciple, Randal Van Staden. After serving in George, he pioneered again in Cape Town, South Africa for another 4 years and left a solid work that is today pastored by Alec McCann (No relation to Brenda McCann). In 2005, he along with his wife Heather and his four children moved to San Diego, CA where he assumed the pastorate of The Potter's House San Diego.

Samuel Rice-website not active yet.

Nicholas Rice-video left hand corner. I am not 100% sure this is the right Nicholas Rice.

Nothing on Kathryn Rice. I am assuming she has married and uses that last name.



Dennis and his wife 2011

Another question from the Feb 24th "Babies" post.

Orwhut asked-
Has anyone heard how Dennis is doing in his battle with Cancer?

Dennis Rice's inactive site "Free Indeed Ministries" focused on Dennis' travels over the world preaching his Manson 2 Jesus teachings to convert prisoners to the straight and narrow through Christianity.

Eviliz was contacted last year from one of Dennis' flock who provided me this link.

The link is to a church in Arizona where Dennis is active now. His "Free Indeed Ministry" was also out of AZ. Maybe his health is deteriorating since he gave up his traveling. The two photos above show his age progression over two years. According to his quote below he should of passed by now. Looks pretty good for liver cancer. There is a woman named Kathy at the church who might be his daughter.

"Rice asked if anyone had a parole date or knew they had only a short time left. He told them he was on his way out too, if his doctors were right. In May,(2010) Rice said he was diagnosed with liver cancer and his doctor gave him six to nine months, at most, a year to live."