4000-623-Ragsdale, Rod and Angelika

TAGLINE: Leadership Training and Community Development

In 1990, we started our ministries in West Africa – initially separated from each other as singles. God brought us together in 1999 and in 2000 we started our joint service in Cote d’Ivoire.

Leadership Training and Community Development

We work with a church organization with about 500 local churches. There is a shortage of trained pastors. Rod has been helping with the training and education of pastors at the Bethel Bible Institute (IBB) in Korhogo in recent years. Angelika has taught the women of future pastors in hygiene and health as well as spiritual growth and French.

Wildlife Protection and Development

We are also concerned about environmental protection and development. We want to raise awareness among the people of the North to protect their land from the extinction of wild animals and the excessive clearing of the tropical forest, as well as helping them to get a good education.


We are grateful to God that 4 families are preparing to join our team to teach at the Bible School and to join our community development project.


– Integration of our new team members
– Further education and teaching of Bible school students men and women
– A Creation Care and development project in the northeast of Cote d’Ivoire.

A guest house for teachers at the Bethel Bible Institut: https://www.worldventure.com/bethelguesthouse

Dignity for West African Woman and Girls: https://www.worldventure.com/dignityproject

Women’s Bible- and Leadership Formation at IBB: https://www.worldventure.com/explore/details-projects.php?name=6462-985-womens-bible-and-leadership-formation-at-ibb&id=a5RF0000000CfYqMAK

Cote d'Ivoire, Africa