- Rick Via Ministries is a non-profit mission organization committed to taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a world in need of hope. Since 1995, God has given us the opportunity to share the Gospel in over 40 foreign countries including some difficult areas such as Vietnam, Cuba, and Cambodia. We are dedicated to helping local churches be directly involved in short-term missions by training, planning, and leading their global mission efforts. If you or your church is interested in partnering with us for your next mission project, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Board of Directors: Rick Via, Janet Via, Tommy Snyder, Murrill Boitnot, Josh Via, Jacob Via, and Jonathan Via
Rick & Janet Via
Rick Via - President/Founder
In addition to international ministry, Rick Via preaches regularly in the U.S. leading revival meetings & missions conferences for churches and ministries. Rick is unapologetically committed to the inerrancy, infallibility, and authority of Scripture. He believes, lives by, loves and preaches the Bible, and it alone. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Seminary and an honorary Doctorate of Theology from Mid-Atlantic Bible College. Rick and his wife, Janet, have five grown children and 16 grandchildren.
Jacob & Keesha Via
Jacob Via - Executive Director
Jacob is responsible for developing and organizing all aspects of the ministry's global mission efforts. In addition, he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of World Reach, from social media to fundraising. Jacob has a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and has years of experience in professional media, church communications, and overseas missions. Jacob and his wife, Keesha, have four children and live in Youngsville, NC.
Smooth & Kelly Via
Smooth Via - East Africa Outreach Director
Jonathan (aka Smooth) and Kelly Via are our full-time missionaries to East Africa. They live and work in Uganda (along with their 4 girls), planting churches, training pastors and church leaders, working in the Arise Africa International babies home, and calling people to come follow Jesus. They consider themselves less missionaries more just a family that is following Jesus wherever he leads. Their adventure in following Jesus has led them to Uganda. Follow them at thevias.com
These are a few of the countries where we have made a long-term investment with the local churches for the sake of the Gospel. Please contact us about being a part of one of these trips.