Ed & Fran Renk
- Our Local
- Our Reach
- Our Self
Ed and Fran Renk serve in eastern Oregon, in the high desert country. The area is very rural, and the agricultural industry employs many residents. There are only five incorporated towns in this area, requiring the Renks to travel long distances for their ministries.
Most of the residents in this area are ranchers and farmers. As is the case in many rural communities, the local churches are having difficulty maintaining membership. There is a great need for the gospel to impact lives and encourage those in the church to reach out into their community. Basic Bible teaching and discipleship is also needed.
After seeing the need in their community, the Renks began to share the gospel through after school programs, Bible studies, and providing pulpit supply at two local churhces.
The Renks have served as InFaith field staff since 1979.
Ed is fundamentally a Bible teacher, and is passionate about teaching the Word to all ages. He is currently involved in release-time classes, adult Bible studies, pulpit supply at two local churches, and assists in many other ministries. Fran is working as an Irlen's diagnostician, and starting a learning center and daycare for kids who have trouble learning in conventional ways.