Rick spent most of his life in Maryland while having roots in Mississippi. He heard the gospel as a teen attending Leonardtown Baptist Church (LBC), acknowledged and accepted the saving work of Christ and was baptized at 18. Rick married Dana during college as both attended Virginia Tech. Upon graduation from college, Rick pursued a career as an Electrical Engineer for NAVAIRTESTCEN and Dana as an educator in St. Mary’s County. Following a desire to be a business owner, Rick and his brother set out to own and operate a construction and real estate development company and have done so for the past 25 years.
Rick and Dana have two adult sons - Bryce (and wife Brittani, Cartersville, GA), and Cale (and wife Jackie), a student at Boyce College/Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. Rick has been drawn to areas of service in the church including leading Sunday school, Stewardship/Personnel Ministries, Building Committee, Pastoral Search and Deacon. His only church membership has been LBC and recently, RGBC.
Rick enjoys mechanical hobbies including service to family and friends as they have need, as well as classic car restoration. Rest and relaxation are often found in reading, camping, and an occasional afternoon of football.