Dr. Debbie Rich Rester
President of Debbie Rich Ministries, Co-Pastor of FaithLife Church NW, Dean of Word and Spirit Institute NW
Debbie Rich Rester is a traveling teacher/evangelist/revivalist to the nations of the world. She has traveled to over forty nations, multiple times. She is known as a fiery preacher who flows in the Holy Spirit.
Debbie was born again as a little girl and baptized in the Holy Spirit at the age of twelve. She attended Open Bible College in Des Moines, Iowa. Later, she graduated from Rhema Bible Training Center in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Debbie acquired a Ph.D. in theology from Christian Life University in Tampa, Florida and has taught in many Bible schools around the world.
Debbie's heart and vision is to reap a harvest of souls from the nations of the world and to see the church edified, strengthened, and empowered. She is an able minister of the Word and the Holy Spirit and believes in both coming together as in the book of Acts. She is called to stir the church to a greater hunger than ever before. When you listen to Debbie, you can never be the same.
Rev. Bob Rester
Vice-President of Debbie Rich Ministries
Reverend Robert Rester has been serving God for over 45 years. From life in the Air Force to serving and building churches, from Evangelism to Pastoring and pioneering new works, Bob has always had a heart for God and His people!
Since the late 80's Bob has been ministering in the greater Aberdeen area, having started Central Park Neighborhood Church, literally building it both structurally and spiritually from the ground up. His impact in the Grays Harbor area spans decades and has impacted countless lives.
Pastor Bob contended for revival at any cost and hosted dozens of revival meetings throughout the years of 1994 - 2005. People's lives would never be the same. Many were born again, baptized in The Holy Spirit, healed, refreshed, and called to ministry.
During that time, Pastor Bob and his wife, Mary, became close friends with one of the revivalists, evangelist Debbie Rich. After years of battling cancer on several fronts, Mary succumbed and went to be with the Lord in 2006. It was a devastating time. The grief was almost more than he could bear, especially while watching his youngest daughter fighting the same battle at the same time. Yet, he continued to believe the One who had called him and knew that He would sustain him.
After Mary's home going, Pastor Bob and Debbie continued to be friends. After a time, their friendship turned into love. God had once again brought joy and restoration into Bob's life. They were married at his church in April of 2008. What a dynamite team the revivalist pastor and evangelist now made. They continued to do both for a while. Debbie assisted him in the church and he assisted her on the road. It became increasingly difficult to do both, and after Bob's own physical battle that attacked his vocal cords in 2010, he resigned his church. He had pastored CPNC for 22 years. Bob and Debbie continued to travel the evangelistic trail all over the world.
The end of 2012 brought yet more changes. God made it apparent that they would be pioneering a new work in Aberdeen. They began Faithlife Church NW and are pastoring again. Debbie does the majority of teaching and preaching. They are believing for the total restoration of Bob's voice. His invaluable insight in administration, his wisdom, and experience will once again cause the anointing to be doubled in their work. Pastor Bob has a special calling to teach in the area of family, marriage, and Christian growth.
Dena Hastings is the new office manager of Debbie Rich Ministries and Faithlife Church NW. She began working for the ministry in April of 2017.
Dena was born again at the age of seven. She was raised in a Christian home and is the third child of four girls. Dena was raised in North Pole, Alaska, (yes, for real). She graduated from North Pole High School in May of 1981 and then married her best friend, Ralph (Bud) Hastings, in December of 1981. They have two beautiful girls, Misty and Heather, and now a wonderful son-in-law, Jared.
Dena and her husband have worked in their own business in Alaska and have also had the privilege to work alongside Pastor Bill Ferguson at North Pole Christian Center. Dena led worship and taught the adults and children. She and her husband were called upon frequently to teach and preach. They began to sense God calling them into a new season of their lives. They obeyed and moved to Aberdeen, Washington in March of 2017. They are now tremendous assets to Debbie Rich Ministries, Faithlife Church NW, and to Pastors Bob and Debbie Rester, personally.
Dena is a very enthusiastic person with a servant’s heart to serve God and people. She is hungry to see God move mightily all over this land. Dena is part of a team that God is building at DRM to see that harvest reaped all over Washington State, the Northwest, the United States, and the world.