Rick Denham

Building Healthy Churches in Sub-Saharan Africa

By Rick Denham | 08.28.2018

All across the great continent of Africa, men and women are coming to Christ. That’s what the reports say—and that’s what our friends on the ground say, too. This is wonderful news, but it raises some questions: How will they grow? Who will shepherd them? What will protect the gospel and keep them from bad […]

International Director’s Summer in Europe | Stay tuned

By Rick Denham | 07.28.2018

This summer, our international director Rick Denham spent time with various European partners. Over two months, he traveled to ten countries where he formed new relationships, strengthened old ones, and observed God’s work through many different churches, ministries, and publishers. Dozens of stories could be told, and we’ll try to share just a few of […]

International Director’s Summer in Europe

By Rick Denham | 06.28.2018

While in Europe this summer, Rick visited the church of Christian Schmid, one of our partners in Bern, Switzerland. This congregation is part of the Evangelium21 network in German-speaking Switzerland, and Rick was encouraged to see how our 9Marks books in German were being used in the capital, Bern, to nurture healthy churches. At his […]

Praying Together

By Rick Denham | 05.28.2018

When did you learn to cry out to God in prayer? For John Onwuchekwa, the answer is “6 weeks before I planted Cornerstone Church in Atlanta.” But the story that moved John to his knees is tragic. It was the death of his 32-year-old brother. The family tragedy derailed John, a sunny optimist, into a tailspin of […]

9Marks at SEBTS 2018 – Missions

By Rick Denham | 04.28.2018

How did the message of Jesus get from first-century Jerusalem to where you live 20 centuries later? Consider the barriers the gospel had to cross to reach you—barriers of geography, language, ethnicity, and time. Who could possibly have accomplished such a task? There’s no single person fit for the job. This is precisely why God […]

This Drives our International Vision

By Rick Denham | 01.04.2018

For over 150 years, the Strasbourg Cathedral abandoned the Latin Mass and replaced it with the preaching of the Protestant Reformers. What caused this dramatic shift?

What Moves You?

By Rick Denham | 03.28.2017

The effort you expend to get to a destination says something about its importance. If the journey is difficult, the destination must be worth it. I want you to meet Dwayne, a pastor from Poinciana Church of God, a Pentecostal church just outside Orlando. A while back, Dwayne began to ask questions about his church’s […]

The Impact of One Man with a Church: Training Pastors in Russia

By Rick Denham | 02.28.2017

A couple years ago, 9Marks sent one man back to Russia to be our pointman for translating resources and building relationships. Yet he didn’t do his work alone. His church in Moscow began to encourage both him and the work. He and his pastor began talking about biblical ecclesiology. The church grew in maturity. Other pastors began paying attention. […]

Churches in Brazil: Realizing the Reformation

By Rick Denham | 9Marks Journal: Healthy Churches around the World | 12.12.2016

The availability of good Christian literature has pushed Brazil into a modern Reformation.

Books and Discipleship: A Conversation across Five Continents

By K. Mbugua, M. Dever, M. McConnell, R. Denham | 12.03.2014

Mark Dever interviews four men ministering across four continents: South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.