Rick and Anita Gutierrez


International Ministries, South Africa

Family doctors Anita and Rick Gutierrez train and equip local churches, pastors and missionaries to combat lifestyle-related diseases like HIV/AIDS, heart and artery disease, diabetes and malaria. They incorporate portable rapid screening tests and ultrasounds into weekly neighborhood health classes held by trained health builders. Through in-home sessions, they provide friendship evangelism and Bible study opportunities. They are continuing to develop a health education DVD series that can be studied individually or in small groups. Their vision is to train two or four health builders in each participating church.

First Baptist Church is affilicated with the ABC USA and the WV Baptist Convention