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Clergyman , humanitarian aid institute executive

Richard Norman Ady, American Clergyman, humanitarian aid institute executive. Named Minister of Year, Pacific Christian Academy, 1983, Teacher of Year Columbia Christian College, 1972. Elder, Metro Church of Christ, Gresham, since 1990.


Ady, Richard Norman was born on June 22, 1931 in Elmer, Oklahoma, United States. Son of George Matthew and Christine (Howell) Ady.


Bachelor, Abilene Christian University, 1956. Master of Science, Abilene Christian University, 1957. Doctor of Ministry, San Francisco Theological Seminary, San Anselmo, California, 1983.


Minister of education, Ayers St. Church of Christ, Corpus Christi, 1957-1961; director Bible chair, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, 1957-1961; minister, Netherwood Park Church of Christ, Albuquerque, 1961-1964; missionary, founder, C.C.C. School Biblical Studies, Taipei, Taiwan, 1968-1969, 72-74; instructor, lecturer, Columbia Christian College, Portland, Oregon, 1964-1976; minister, Control Church of Christ, Portland, 1964-1976; minister, Sonoma Avenue Church of Christ, Santa Rosa, California, 1976-1987; co-founder, supervisor, World English School, Santa Rosa, 1987-1989; president, founder, World English Institute, Gresham, Oregon, since 1989. Co-founder, moderator Friends of Refugees, Santa Rosa, 1980-1981. Board directors Indochinese American Council, Santa Rosa, 1981-1985.

Chair Sonoma County Refugee Forum, Santa Rosa, 1982-1984. Seminars in field.


  • Other Work

    • Author: International English Course, Books 1, 2, 3, 1991, International Bible Course, Books 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 1990. Co-author: Nguyen thi Long An/The Vietnam Experience in America, 1992. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Elder, Metro Church of Christ, Gresham, since 1990.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, reading, photography.


Married Maudine Foster, June 2, 1955. Children: Deborah June Ady Henry, Richard Norman World War II.

George Matthew Ady

Christine (Howell) Ady

Maudine Foster

Deborah June Ady Henry Ady

Richard Norman World War II Ady