Bill and Julie Hughes
During the 70′s, Bill and Julie both received a call from the Lord to preach the gospel in Asia prior to meeting each other. God brought them together in Pensacola, Florida where they both attended Liberty Bible College. After marriage in 1980 and ten years of ministry in the United States, the Hughes family set off for Thailand in 1991. During the first seven years, they worked in the central region, learning the Thai language and serving in the newly formed Grace Bible Church. In 1998, Bill and Julie launched out to Northeast Thailand to begin River of Life Church Planting and Evangelistic Ministry. River of Life Church is in the city of Khon Kaen and other house churches are located in the villages surrounding Khon Kaen. Their passion is to reach the unreached people of Northeast, Thailand. They oversee a team and work along with them as they plant churches together. They have four children. Isaac, Janie, Josiah and Rachel. Isaac is a missionary with Globe International working in Thailand, along the Burma border, establishing house churches in villages among Burmese migrant workers. Janie is working for Bethel Church in Redding, California. Josiah is studying in Bradenton, Florida, but his main passion is the band he has put together to reach youth. Rachel is continuing her studies in Redding, California.