Roy & Elvia SpragueSPRAGUE

Northwest Independent Church Extension - Minister at Large

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Roy and Elvia have been supported by ACC in missionary ministry since 1970. They have served with NICE (Northwest Independent Church Extension) as Executive Director from 1970-2000; and since that time, they are ministering with NICE as Minister At Large. This provides them opportunity to serve and encourage churches and pastors with evangelism, counsel, Bible conferences, and training, as well as to serve on the Board of the Mission.  God has used the Mission to plant 114 new churches in its 60 years. Every new church becomes another source of worldwide missionary outreach.
The Sprague’s have three grown children: Monica, Judi, and David. Monica & Vern Kooy live in Edmonds; Bob & Judi Allen are with NICE as Washington State Field Director, living in Pacific, WA; and David & Joy Sprague (a King County Correctional Officer) live in Bainbridge, WA. God has blessed Roy and Elvia with six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren!


 "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10


PRAISE GOD, the book of history concerning the 218 churches which NICE has been used of God to plant or serve is completed! This book, titled “All The Churches” is now available to purchase at a reduced price of $15 including postage.  Just send us your address and payment, and we’ll get it sent out to you!

Here’s another one of the accounts of God at work taken from Page 87, written by Bob Ohlson: “As I think about all that God has done through Community Bible Church, I especially praise Him for His faithful working in lives, including my own.  God gave me a shepherd’s heart through the challenges of ministry. 

We were privileged to see our neighbors come to Christ, and when I baptized him, my foot slipped and we both ended up in the lake! What a joyful, yet solemn baptism of a young couple who were determined to follow Christ, even if their family carried out the threat to disown them.  Now, their family also knows Christ! 

And there’s the time I had visited an unsaved husband in the hospital; then he came to church, and at the end of the service he left me speechless when he blurted out, “So how does a person get saved anyhow?”  That day he became a member of God’s family, and grew to serve as an Elder. I could go on and on – God is good, and God is faithful in changing the lives of lost sinners into His saints!”                                                                         

THANK YOU for being a partner with us in the work of the Gospel!

PRAISE GOD WITH US                                               

  • For YOU, our faithful supporters through your prayers and finances.
  • For the privilege to teach and preach the Word almost every week.
  • For the completion of the NICE history book titled “All The Churches.”  ORDER YOURS NOW!


  • For health needs of NICE Missionaries Maria Cordova, Laura Conklin, Glenda West, and Stan and Virginia Poeschel
  • For God’s provision for the Mission’s financial shortfall – especially please PRAY and GIVE for the 60th Anniversary Homecoming in September in Yakima!



               10 ……. Wishkah Community Church, Aberdeen, WA

               17 ……. Gasquet Bible Church, Gasquet, CA

               24 ……. Manchester Community Church, WA

               30 ……. Evergreen Bible Church, Vancouver, WA

               Bible Study at Laurel Oaks Each Thursday in June


             1…….  Evergreen Bible Church, Vancouver, WA    

              5 ……  NICE 60th Anniversary Committee Meeting

             8 ……  Grace Community Church, Elma, WA

           15 &22   Tentative

           29 ……  Nehalem Valley Bible Church, Vernonia, OR  


          5,12   Tentative

           26 ……  Lamont Community Church, Lamont, WA