Get to Know Richard Stearns

February 20, 2014 | Janie

Richard Stearns

There was a time not long ago when I knew almost nothing about World Vision, our partner for improving the quality of life in Kivuruga, Rwanda. I have since discovered that World Vision is successfully and creatively fighting extreme poverty not only in places like Kivuruga, but across the entire globe. It is truly an impressive agent for change, and I am thrilled and honored to be working hand in hand with this highly effective organization.

World Vision’s president, Richard Stearns, has become one of my modern day heroes. His humble demeanor makes him seem like the guy next door, but his actions and words challenge and inspire. Stearns is a remarkable writer. I wish The Hole in Our Gospel and Unfinished were required reading for every Christ follower.

I have never heard Stearns speak in person, but thankfully we have the Internet to take care of that small problem. You will love this 10-minute interview of Rich Stearns by Bill Hybels, lead pastor of Willow Creek Community Church. But that 10 minutes will probably not be enough. Catch the middle of the interview here and then finish it here. If you never have the time to read his books, you can catch the heart of Stearns’ message in these three short clips. Even better, you can get to know the man behind the books. Don’t miss this opportunity to have your heart and life touched!

  • Steve Fredlund

    Janie, this is great. I’ve had a chance to hear Rich a couple of times and have him encourage the Our Response efforts. He is genuine in his passion. Thank you!