About Pastor Rick
Since 1990, Rick has had the privilege of pastoring Eagle Rock Baptist Church- the church where he came to know the Lord, was baptized, married, and has watched his children grow up! Rick and his wife, Judy, are the proud parents of three daughters, Kari, Kelcie, and Kimberly. Rick and Judy also have two son-in-laws, James and Mark, and seven grandchildren.
Pastor Rick is a native Southern Californian who grew up about 15 minutes from ERBC. Before becoming a pastor, his career goal was to work in radio (although he often jokes that as a young boy he considered becoming a rodeo clown). He completed an Associate’s Degree in Broadcasting and then took a job as a deejay in Santa Maria, CA. However, feeling he still hadn’t found his call in life, he soon decided to return to college. In 1977, while he was completing his Bachelor’s Degree at California State University Los Angeles, Rick was introduced to Jesus Christ through members of Eagle Rock Baptist Church. Shortly after beginning a personal relationship with Jesus, he was deeply driven to learn more about God’s Word and so, he entered seminary. It was there that he felt God calling him to serve as a pastor. He went on to receive his Masters of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry from Talbot School of Theology.
One little-known fact about Pastor Rick is that he is a game show whiz! Although he hasn’t been behind a radio mic since 1975, he has been in front of a TV camera as a contestant on Wheel of Fortune, Scrabble, Hot Potato, Match Game, Pyramid, Bowling for Dollars, and Lingo.