Rick and Angela are the founders of Triumphant Ministries International. Together, they have shared international ministry from the refugee camps of Nepal, to the war zones of Burma, from the slums of Africa, to the barrios of South America. After working in the nation of Myanmar they realized this was their passion. They incorporated their ministry in Myanmar, and this allowed them to purchase land near Kalaymyo, where they are building the Legacy Campus. This campus is home to the Legacy Learning Center where they are teaching at-risk girls in the trade of sewing and offer training in other vocations. Angie’s House is their orphanage home where they are training children to be tomorrows leaders. The School of the Harvesters is their evangelistic training school. Teaching proven methods to reach their community, country and to cross borders to China, India, Bangladesh, Laos and Thailand.
They also produce rice and other crops at their Jehovah Jireh Farms. The rice is for the feeding of orphans, to sell in the markets and to donate to evangelistic efforts.
Additionally, they oversee Harvest Churches, located across Myanmar. These are life giving churches have a missions mandate and focus on church planting.
At an early age Rick had his eyes towards the sky with a fondness for aviation. Rick was inspired by aviation after his Dad retired from the Air Force when he was very young. Following Rick’s graduation from high school he entered the United States Air Force and trained as a B-52 crew chief. The Air Force gave him his first real responsibilities of preparing a multi-million dollar aircraft to fly. The military provided him the opportunity to serve his country and to learn first-hand, real life applications of submission and authority. At the end of his duty Rick was honorably discharged from the Air Force and built on his training by obtaining two Federal Aviation Administration licenses. Rick worked as an aviation professional for over 30 years in the aerospace industry.
Angela has always been the type of person to help someone in need. One summer she was asked by a friend to help at her church’s vacation bible school. It was during this bible school that she personally accepted Christ into her life. From that summer until now Angela has continued to help others; whether it’s a sick family member, volunteering at church or helping someone sell candy for their child’s school project.
2004 - November First Mission Trip to Thailand and India
2005 - April Team member for Crusade in Thailand
2005 - October Founded Triumphant Ministries International
2006 - December First trip to Burma
2006 - April Started the “Burma Project”
2007 - December Donated first sewing machine/ entered the War Zone
2008 - May Cyclone Nargis hits Myanmar leaving over 130,000 dead
2008 - November Triumphant Ministries relief trip
2010 - December 100th Sewing machine donated
2011 - April First trip to Cambodia 129 water baptized
2012 - December First trip to Kalaymyo
2015 - January Founded the “Legacy Learning Center” our sewing school
2016 - December Established “Angie’s House” our orphanage
2017 - December Purchased Jehovah Jireh Farms to grow rice
2018 - December Final payment for The Legacy Campus Land
2019 - December Dedicated Angie’s House building
2020 - January Founded Harvest Churches
2020 - February Began construction of The Legacy Building