Pastor Rick was born and raised in the City of Portsmouth. He began his relationship with Christ at the age of seven years old when he accepted Christ as Savior. From there his mother, a strong believer, faithfully took him to church as it has been said “every time the doors were open.” At eighteen, he publicly surrendered his life to Christ to go and do whatever God led him to do. He began teaching at his church at the age of nineteen. Rick graduated from Central Baptist College and begin pastoring his first church in 1996. He has over 20 years of preaching and pastoral experience. Since February 2004, Rick has been the host and Bible teacher of the “Renewed Strength” radio broadcast on WWIP 89.1FM throughout the Hampton Roads Virginia area.
Rick believes, “Through Christ one person can make a difference, and you, yes you, are that one person”