Education that matters!

Rochester Institute of Christian Education was started in 1979 as a Bible school designed to train pastors and lay people in the community of Rochester for more effective ministry.  Through practical teaching in Biblical theology and Christian education, students are provided with the tools and understanding that are needed to “rightly divide the Word of Truth”. (II Timothy 2:15)

RICE Students

RICE offers two college level programs.  You may earn a Certificate in Christian Ministry or a Certificate in Christian Ministry with a Pastoral Ministry Concentration.  Our faculty is approved by the Evangelical Training Association (ETA).  All of our courses are available to audit.  A few more advantages to enrolling at RICE include:

  • Day and Evening classes offered
  • Small class sizes offer greater individual attention
  • Classes may be audited
  • Tutors are available
  • Limited scholarships are available
  • Up to 30 credits are transferable to Roberts Wesleyan College

Executive Director


Rev. Barbara J.P. Thomas