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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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  • Shepherds Seek A Lamb

    Contributed on Nov 26, 2018
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    God's Glory, Salvation, God's Favor, Peace

    SEEKING A SAVIOR - Shepherds Seek a Lamb December 2, 2018 Luke 2:8-20 (p. 716) Introduction: Routers reported that a 12 year old boy scout named Michael Aubrey from McGrady North Carolina went missing in the wilderness for 4 days… He wandered away from his campsite because ...read more

  • A Spiritual Alarm Clock

    Contributed on Nov 20, 2018
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    Light and Darkness, Spiritual Awakening, Worship

    A THANKFUL HEART OF WORSHIP - A Spiritual Alarm Clock November 25, 2018 Ephesians 5:8-20 (p. 816) Introduction: My wife Kari is not a morning person. She hates to get up and is hard to wake up…but she is a million times easier to get up now than when we first got ...read more

  • Returning The Presence Of God To Worship

    Contributed on Nov 15, 2018
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    Worship, God's Presence, Obedience

    A THANKFUL HEART OF WORSHIP - Returning the Presence of God to Worship November 18, 2018 2 Samuel 6:12-23 (p. 212) *Start with v. 12-15 Introduction: Francis Chan in his book “Letters to the Church,” tells about a conversation he had with his daughter about her birthday ...read more

  • How Big Do You Consider Your Debt?

    Contributed on Oct 22, 2018
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    Gratitude, Grace, Humility, Thankfulness

    JAIL BREAK (Breaking the Chains of Unforgiveness) - How Big Do You Consider Your Debt? October 28, 2018 Luke 7:36-50 (p. 721) Introduction: I’ve got three dogs…Buck, Tucker and Evie…Buck usually is in the side yard in a place we have fenced off for him when he’s not ...read more

  • Sharp Disagreements

    Contributed on Oct 16, 2018
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    Relationships, Ministry, Disagreements, People

    JAIL BREAK (Breaking the Chains of Unforgiveness) - Sharp Disagreements October 21, 2018 Acts 15:36-41 (p. 771) Introduction: Barnabas is one of my favorite people in the New Testament. He is an encourager…In fact that’s what his name means…“Son of Encouragement.” After ...read more

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