Phil and Scottie Rice

Phil and Scottie Rice have been in youth ministry for almost 25 years. Shortly after they met, they began volunteering in the youth ministry at High Pointe Baptist Church in Austin, Texas, in 1998.

Once they were married, they moved to Louisville, Kentucky, for Phil to begin pursuing his undergraduate degree in youth ministry. While there, their family doubled in size with the addition of two sons, Brady and Caleb. During Phil’s undergraduate work, he served at Graceland Baptist Church for one year and then moved to Shively Baptist Church as the paid intern to the youth minister for two and a half years.

Following his internship, he became the full-time youth minister for over seven years. While holding this position, he earned his Masters of Arts in Missiology, and then they sought to become full-time field missionaries. Phil has been training youth leaders around the world for the past 10 years.

Phil and Scottie are serving within two branches of Youth for Christ International. Phil is currently dividing his time working on the YFC Academics team, which focuses on the formal & informal teaching of youth ministry in college and seminary settings. He is also with Youth for Christ Romania, training their local leaders. Scottie is developing a new role in Team Support with the Youth for Christ Romania branch, which focuses on discerning, determining, and seeking solutions to the needs of the national team members.

The Rice family has been serving in Bucharest, Romania, since 2014.