In the early 1960s, Lacky invited Frank Rice to serve at NC as an English professor. Rice joined the faculty in 1962. He brought with him a strong background in Christian Education in Arkansas. He had also taught at Southwestern Bible Institute in Waxahachie, Texas, for several years.

--The Light Shines Out (

From the heart of the rolling hills of the great southland of our country, to the heart of the pacific northwest, framed in its mountains and rolling surf, there is a pathway of personal history which brought to Northwest College a Christian gentleman. His roll in the work and progress of the College can hardly be overestimated. He is Dr. Frank B. Rice, Jr., who has served on the faculty since 1963 and as its academic dean since 1967. Dr. Rice, who originates from Houston, Arkansas, received his B.S.E. at Arkansas State Teachers College in 1951. He then received the M. A. in 1962 from Memphis State University, and his Ph.D. in 1968 from Washington State University. Dr. Rices ministerial career is no less significant than his academic training. Ordained in the Assemblies of God in 1953, he served on the faculty of Southwestern A of G College in Waxahachie, Texas. He then served as Education Director at the First Assembly of God in West Memphis. His ministry touched youth early in his career. He served as C .A . Representative for four years and as Sunday School Representative for three years in Arkansas. His career in education was not only in the church, but it interfaced with public education in Arkansas where he taught for four years in the public school in Arkansas. Dr. Rice's skills as a writer have found expression in such publications as the Pentecostal Evangel, Paraclete, and The Educator. In academia, Dr. Rice has been widely recognized. He was given membership in Alpha Chi in 1951, he was listed in Who's W ho Among Students in American Colleges and Universities in 1973-74. In accrediting and intercollegiate circles, Dr. Rice's services have been widely and actively sought out. He has served on numerous examining teams for the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges as well as for the American Association of Bible Colleges. He currently serves on the Accrediting Commission of the American Association of Bible Colleges and also serves on such commissions as the Intercollegiate Relations Commission in the State of Washington, and many important committees. Above all else, Dr. Rice is a man of the Spirit. He is a man who knows God and emanates those qualities of being that transcend the temporal, including his educational training, skills, and professionalism. He is a man of prayer. Perhaps these qualities mark and distinguish him in a way that make his professional career at Northwest College something infinitely significant. He pre-eminently personifies the finest values and traditions of Northwest College, which root in the gifts and the callings of God.

--The Northwesterner, June-July 1981 (

Additional items about Frank Rice are available in the Archives. Selected items of general interest are listed below.

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