Wallace Rachford

Wallace and Patti Rachford

Wallace (Wally)  Rachford, Jr. was installed as an elder on September 9, 2018. Wally is a Kentucky native and a graduate of Northern Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in Science. Patti, Wally’s wife of over 30 years, is originally from Michigan but spent her formative years in Lighthouse Point Florida. Wally and Patti are “empty nesters” now but have three children Wally III, Patrick and Mackenzi all of whom are believers. Wally’s career in transportation management afforded him the unique perspective of placing membership in churches of Christ all over the country. He was baptized when 14 years old and added to the Lord’s church at the Garrett Street Church of Christ in Covington, Kentucky. He has been a student of the Bible ever since.
Patti was converted from Catholicism in 1989 at the Central Church of Christ in Altamont Springs, Florida. Wally previously was a deacon at the Southwest Church of Christ in Omaha, Nebraska. Wally and Patti also were members at the Hickman Road Church of Christ in Des Moines Iowa where their children participated in the “Leadership Training for Christ” (LTC) program for youth. Before beginning to worship with the Leavenworth church,  Wally and Patti and attended a Church of Christ in Basehor Kansas. During this time Wally shared the preaching and teaching responsibilities. In 2016 Wally and Patti placed membership at the Leavenworth Church to be close to their daughter, and her husband and their grandson. Wally says, “Patti and I want to serve, and we have always tried to be workers for the Lord”. Over the years Patti and Wally have taught bible classes, studied with souls and baptized many into the Lord. Wally and Patti enjoy being part of the body that loves the Lord and His word.
“And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savor.” (Ephesians 5:2 KJV)