Rick's church

Gardenside Christian Church
Lexington, Kentucky 40504
859 278 3484

About Rick
  • Education: BA. Degree in the Preaching Ministry from Johnson Bible College Continuing to pursue my Master’s Degree
  • Experience: 10 years in Youth ministries in Kentucky, W.V. and Florida Senior Minister at Antioch Christian Church, Anderson Christian Church, and Fern Creek Christian Church, now at Gardenside Christian Church
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: The fire that burns away the clutter Broken People....Mended Lives Joseph: The Hard Knock Life Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
  • Family: I’ve been married to my wife Kari for 32 years. We have four children and three grandchildren. (Little Toot, Peanut, and Shuggie)
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: My Mom..."When You Preach somebody get’s tired...make sure it’s you!"
  • Books that have had an impact: UnChristian by David Kinniman One Size Doesn’t Fit All by Gary L. Macintosh Habits of Highly Effective Churches by George Barna Crazy Love and Forgotten God by Frances Chan Radical and Radical Together by David Platt Follow Me by David Platt Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire by Jim Cymbala
  • Hobbies: Reading, Golf, Cars, Motorcycles, fishing, Hunting
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: I fell off the stage at Broadway C.C. while wearing brand new penny loafers...I fell into their Baby Grand piano...the invitation was blown. No one can respond to Christ when they are laughing uncontrolably.
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  • Being Kind When It's Hard

    Contributed on Oct 31, 2019
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    Matthew 5:38-48

    JUST BE KIND - Being Kind When It’s Hard November 17, 2019 Matthew 5:38-48 (p. 678) Introduction: Amber Guyger had just finished a 13 hour shift as a Dallas Police officer and was on her way home. She was texting her boyfriend who was also a cop. She pulled into her parking more

  • Kind Words

    Contributed on Oct 31, 2019
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    Ephesians 4:29-32

    JUST BE KIND - Kind Words November 3, 2019 Ephesians 4:29-32 (p. 816) Introduction: I have to tell you one of my least favorite excuses to hear for horrible behavior is…“Oh, that’s just how they are!” I can understand this excuse if you’re not a Christian or if we’re talking more

  • The Kindness Of God

    Contributed on Oct 28, 2019

    Ephesians 2:4-7

    JUST BE KIND - The Kindness of God October 27, 2019 Ephesians 2:4-7 (p. 814) Introduction: Chapter 8 in Phillip Yancey’s book “Vanishing Grace” begins like this… A monologue has been floating around in cyberspace, sometimes credited to George Carlin, sometimes to a Columbine more

  • More Than Conquerors

    Contributed on Aug 26, 2019

    Romans 8:31-39

    STRAIGHT FROM ROMANS 8 - More Than Conquerors August 25, 2019 Romans 8:31-39 (p. 787) Introduction: On my second trip to Haiti I met a 16 year old young man named Max that lived in the orphanage called Christianville where we were serving…Max told me that his father was a more

  • The Spirit Who Intercedes

    Contributed on Aug 12, 2019

    Romans 8:26-27

    STRAIGHT FROM ROMANS 8 - The Spirit Who Intercedes August 11, 2019 Romans 8:26-27 (p. 787) Introduction: Anyone here ever have to depend on someone else for something? I know that’s almost a rhetorical question, because all of us have! But think about a time where you were more

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