FAMILY DESCRIPTION: Ricky has been married to his wife, Hilary, since November of 1996. He is the father of two girls.
EDUCATIONAL AND MINISTRY EXPERIENCE: He received a bachelor’s degree in Christian Education with an emphasis in Youth Ministry from Bryan College, in Dayton, Tennessee. He holds a Masters degree in Theology from Liberty Baptist Seminary, and he holds a Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Liberty University. He also holds an honorary doctorate from Emmanuel Theological Seminary.
Ricky’s ministry career has been focused on making the name of Jesus known and advancing the mission of the Gospel.
His ministry began at Calvary Christian School in 1996, as a Middle School and High School Bible teacher. In addition, Ricky served at Piney Grove Baptist Church in Fortson, GA from 1999-2007 as a minister of music and youth. He joined the church staff at Calvary Baptist Church in February 2007, and served as Head of School at Calvary Christian School from 2012-2016.
From 2016-2019, Ricky served as a state missionary for the Georgia Baptist Mission Board. In his role as the NextGen Catalyst, he worked with nextgen leaders across the state of Georgia to see this generation engaged with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Currently, Ricky serves at the Lead Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Columbus, Georgia and provides leadership to the multi-faceted ministry with a commiment to make disciples in the Chattahoochee Valley and to the ends of the earth.
FAVORITE RESTAURANT DISH: Sirloin Marsala at Carrabbas
FAVORITE TEAMS: Georgia Bulldogs and all Atlanta Pro Teams. Go Braves!
HOBBIES: Sports, Gadgets, Beekeeping, and Gardening
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