Speaker Profile

Wayne Rice
San Diego, CA

Expertise:*
Parenting and Family Ministry
Youth Ministry
Grandparenting Ministry
Mentoring

Travels From:
San Diego, CA

Home Church:
College Avenue Baptist Church

Denomination:
Converge USA / Evangelical

Books/Articles
see list in Wayne’s bio

Blog/Website:
waynerice.com

*Expertise
Preaching topic (appropriate for pulpit supply),
Teaching topic (appropriate for adult classes, small groups, conference breakouts, etc.,
Seminar (more than a one-session engagement; our Grandparenting Matters Seminar, for example)

Wayne Rice

Summit Conference Director, Legacy Coalition

Wayne has been active in youth and family ministry for over 50 years. He is the co-founder of Youth Specialties, creator of Understanding Your Teenager seminars, former Pastor to Generations at College Avenue Baptist Church in San Diego, and currently serves as Confeence Director for the Legacy Coalition.

Wayne has authored more than thirty books including Junior High Ministry (Zondervan), Reinventing Youth Ministry [Again] (InterVarsity Press), Generation to Generation (Standard), and Engaging Parents as Allies in Youth Ministry (Standard). He received the Gold Medallion award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) for his book Up Close and Personal: Building Community in Youth Groups (Zondervan). His most recent book is Long Distance Grandparenting (Bethany House).

Wayne is also a musician. He plays the banjo and guitar and was a founding member of the group Brush Arbor, voted Vocal Group of the Year by the Academy of Country Music in 1974. He has a weekly radio program on KSON-FM in San Diego featuring bluegrass music.

 Wayne and his wife Marci live in Alpine, California. They have three grown children and five grandchildren. He also plays the banjo.

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