Richard & Maureen Rabehl
- Our Local
- Our Reach
- Our Self
Richard and Maureen Rabehl serve along the California/Mexico border in a number of rural and ranching communities. The area, one of the poorest in the country, is known for drug and alcohol abuse, damaged homes, and broken lives.
The religious climate of the area is diverse, and the Native American community and New Age religion is prominent in the community. Hope and peace are desperately needed.
After seeing the needs in their community, the Rabehls began to assist small, local churches along the California/Mexico border. Their ministries through these churches include preaching, leading Bible studies, holding pre-marriage counseling, and mentoring individuals in the congregation.
Richard and Maureen are heavily involved in Warner Springs Community Church, where Richard is the interim pastor. The church meets in the local school, and the congregation consists of people from the surrounding communities and Native American reservations. The church strives to be a beacon of hope for many in the area, and continues to seek new ways to reach the community.
The Rabehls have served as InFaith field staff since 2001.
Having a strong desire for ministry from a young age, but taking a detour in corporate America with AT&T, Richard came to a bend in the road at middle age. Through the mentoring of their senior pastor and his role as a substitute Sunday School teacher, Richard realized he needed tools for ministry, and headed back to school for seminary training.
Upon graduation, the Rabehls served in marriage and family counseling and as a mission pastor in their community. During this time, they started leading four mission trips a year to Mexico. Encouraged by their experience in Mexico and the prodding of the Spirit through an InFaith missionary, Richard and Maureen began full-time service with InFaith in 2001.