Pastor Rick and his wife Deb accepted God’s call to come and minister the Word of God here at Huggard Bible Church January 2015. They moved into the parsonage and have become active in the fellowship we have in our family church. They have been married for 30 years and have been serving Jesus fulltime for over 10 years. Both Rick and Deb love to watch birds and to go fishing.
Rick accepted God’s call into the ministry later in life and went to Northland Baptist College earning a Masters in Biblical Studies. He then went on pursuing his Doctorate of Ministry and was working on his final paper when Northland closed their doors and refocused their mission. While going to school Rick served the Lord by filling pulpits for pastor, and churches without pastors. He also accepted the call to his first church where he ministered for almost 5 years.
We look forward to how God is going to use pastor Rick and Deb in our church and our lives for the glory of God.
Pastor Rick’s goal is to help us make sense of the world around us by making sense of the Word of God. When you understand God’s word you can begin to make sense of the crazy mixed up world around us, all the death, sickness, violence, suffering, and trials as we understand the foundations in Genesis. God created a perfect world. God desires that we love Him with all our heart (Matt 22:37). Love is a choice to be given freely and God placed the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in the middle of the garden to test the love of man. Man questioned God’s goodness and chose self over God and disobeyed God. God them cursed the world because of the sin of man (Gen chapter 3). Now the world is no longer perfect but a sin fallen world the groans under the curse (Rom 8:22). He loves to counsel, teach, and preach the Word of God in way we can understand and apply to our lives and encourage us to live for Jesus.