Ruth King was approved as a Baptist Bible Fellowship missionary to Japan in May of 1987. Ruth is the daughter of George and Ellen King, veteran BBF missionaries to Japan. She is a 1980 graduate of the missions course of Baptist Bible College here in, Springfield, Missouri. In 1986 she received her masters in elementary education from Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and in 1987 she completed her masters in religious education at Tennessee Temple University. Ruth served her internship at Calvary Baptist Church in Kingston, Tennessee.