Bill & Carlene Pepper
Bill was raised in a Christian home and came to Christ at seven years old. As a teenager he preached in street meetings and youth groups. He attended Bible College for two years.
Since finishing school Bill has been full-time in ministry for 45 years. He met Carlene an American missionary in Peru. They were both called to the Amazon jungle. Bill states, “I met this wonderful lady with the same calling, we were in love”. They were married in 1964 and have 3 children and 10 grandchildren. They lived 13 years in the Amazon jungle region of Peru where 37 churches were established, a Bible School, and daily radio program. The work has grown to 117 churches with the continued effort of the Peruvian people combined with the many teams from America who assist in teaching, construction, conferences and support for various projects. While the Pastors are supported by their congregations, continued finance is given for the school, radio program, administration, evangelization, thousands of Bibles, literature, church construction, medical help, etc.
The 1600 congregation of Church on the Rock (Wasilla, AK), is their home base. Bill is a personal friend to some 80 plus pastors. He preaches in their churches about 10 weeks a year often with the emphasis of missions or leadership training. He also helps to oversee stateside churches.
Over 600 people have gone to Peru and assisted in some form of ministry. Also Bill and Carlene have taken teams into 16 other countries and held campaigns of over 20,000 people. They continue to travel extensively teaching leaders in dozens of nations with a special emphasize recently toward those in severely persecuted countries. Bill’s notes are being translated into an increasing number of languages.