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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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  • 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

  • A Matter Of Priorities

    Contributed on Oct 9, 2018
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    Only God Can Forgive Sins, Physical vs. Spiritual

    JAIL BREAK (Breaking the Chains of Unforgiveness) - A Matter of Priorities October 14, 2018 Mark 2:1-12 (p. 700) Introduction: One of my favorite stories of all time is found in Mike Yaconelli’s book “Messy Spirituality.” Chapter two is called, “The Place Our Messiness ...read more

  • The Restoration Of A Slave

    Contributed on Oct 4, 2018
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    Restoration, Forgiveness, Repentance, Grace

    JAIL BREAK (Breaking the Chains of Unforgiveness) - The Restoration of a Slave October 7, 2018 Philemon 1:1-25 (p. 837) Introduction: I believe love is the most powerful motivator known to mankind…I include something in all my wedding ceremonies that Kari and I included in ...read more

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