Lead Pastor for Preaching and Vision
Pastor Rick has been serving First Baptist Church as the lead pastor for about 7 years. After growing up in Haverhill, Rick felt the Lord's calling to return to his hometown. He loves to travel the country, and the world, whenever possible, to watch and play sports, especially watching the Pats and playing basketball, to read good books by folks like C. S. Lewis, Tolkien, Chesterton and the Far Side, and to spend time with his wife and two kids. His burning desire is to see the church deeply in love with Jesus and spreading the fame of his Name. He graduated from Gordon College (BA) and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (MDiv), and holds a doctorate degree in preaching from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (DMin). He currently serve on the Board of Directors for the Baptist Convention of New England. He is half-Korean and half Irish, Swedish, etc. and loves humor, sometimes a little too much.
He is the author of the book The Weight of Preaching: Heralding the Gospel of Grace. He also produces 3-Minute Messages.
You can email Pastor Rick at email@example.com
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