Dr. Nik and his wife, Ruth, are missions veterans, serving with the International Mission Board (SBC) for over 30 years in Malawi, Transkei, South Africa, Kenya, Somalia, Germany, Ethiopia, and the Middle East.
Nik has a BA in Religion and History and Masters and a Doctorate of Ministry.
They currently serve as global missiologists. Dr. Ripken is the author of many articles on missions and, along with Ruth, has done extensive research among the persecuted in approximately 70 countries. He is the author of The Insanity of God: A True Story of Faith Resurrected and The Insanity of Obedience: Walking with Jesus in Tough Places. In cooperation with B&H Publishing, a curriculum based upon both books was developed in 2016. A documentary called “The Insanity of God” was released in 2016 and is based on his first book.
Nik and Ruth are the parents of three sons.
We welcome Dr. Nik Ripken as this year’s plenary speaker! May he challenge us to better represent Christ to the people of our world today.