Rick has 35 years of pastoral and educational experiences, including pastoring at four different churches, teaching in Christian schools and lecturing at a Christian college. His last pastorate was in Rutherford, Tennessee. He attended Tennessee Temple University and Maryland Baptist Bible Seminary, where he earned his MBS.
Rick grew up on the family farm near Ithaca, New York, and joined the Air Force shortly after graduating from high school. It was while he was in the Air Force, stationed at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, that the Lord in His mercy saved him. His life has been radically different since then.
Rick and Margaret were married in 1978 and have raised three boys; the two youngest are adopted. They have three grandsons. Rick retired in the fall of 2016.
Rick enjoys studying the scriptures and reading theology books. He also enjoys working around the church on the Tuesday Crew, sharing God’s Word, and being an encouragement to people.