Pastor Ricky Powell began his ministry with our church in 1994 when he was called on staff to serve as the Associate Pastor. He became the Senior Pastor in 1996. Ricky was born on November 25, 1967 in Mobile, Alabama. Ricky began preaching when he was seventeen years old. He served two churches in Georgia as pastor before coming to Jacksonville. He married Donna Renee Jacobs of Jacksonville, FL on February 2, 1991. They have three children, Joshua, Casey, and Caleb. Ricky earned a Bachelor of Arts in Religion (BAR) from Luther Rice University in Atlanta, GA. He is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.