After 20 years in the business world, Rick received the call to ministry in 2008. A graduate of Westmont College in California, he came to Christ during a chapel service in college in 1986. Weaving his way from divorced parents to baseball to business to ministry is a great story of Lord shaping and forming him to where he sits today.
Rick has been involved in Scottsdale Bible Timothy Leadership Program, Short-term Mission Trips to Morocco, and on our SBC Worship Arts Ministry. He comes to us from Paradise Valley Christian Preparatory, where he has been the Athletic Director and Old Testament bible teacher since 2008. Rick’s desire to Shepherd has been very evident here at our church based upon his desire and ability to care for others and the first impression he provides is often humorous and jovial. On a personal note, Rick has been married to his wife, Jill since 1988 and has four children – Morgan & Mackenzie, 20-years old and Hayden & Hannah, 16-years old…yes two sets of twins. Rick and his wife moved to Phoenix in 2003 from Denver and have been attending SBC since that time and are actively involved in the Matthew 25 Ministry. Rick is originally from British Columbia, Canada and Jill is from Washington State.
What excites me about this new adventure? The opportunity to “use well what we He has given” to win people to a relationship with Jesus Christ. We are able to utilize the same vision, values and mission of Scottsdale Bible and place it in a more intimate setting un-reached by the main campus of SBC.