Ricky and his wife Bianca, along with their four boys moved to Tulsa to plant RiverOaks in January 2006. Before coming to Green country, Ricky worked with Reformed University Fellowship as a campus minister at Mississippi State University and Delta State University. He went to seminary at R.T.S. in Jackson, Mississippi and received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt. Ricky grew up in the small town of Dresden, Tennessee and has an unhealthy affinity for Blue Collar Comedy.