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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  • Forgiveness: The Key To Our Relationship With God And Others

    Contributed on Sep 21, 2018

    Forgiveness, God, Others, Relationships

    JAIL BREAK (Breaking the Chains of Unforgiveness) - Forgiveness: The Key to Our Relationship with God and Others September 23, 2018 Matthew 6:5-15 (p. 678) Introduction: In the book, “When Godly People Do Ungodly things” Beth Moore writes: “Whether we realize it or not, more

  • Faith, Prayer And Forgiveness

    Contributed on Sep 10, 2018

    Prayer, Faith, Forgiveness, Life

    JAIL BREAK (Breaking the Chains of Unforgiveness) - Faith, Prayer and Forgiveness September 16, 2018 Mark 11:23-26 (p. 708) Introduction: I don’t know a lot about fig trees so I had to study a bit…fig trees have two seasons for producing fruit and the fruit always appears more

  • Put On The Love Of Christ

    Contributed on Sep 4, 2018

    Forgiveness, Love, Christ's Example

    JAIL BREAK (Breaking the Chains of Unforgiveness) - Put On the Love of Christ September 9, 2018 Colossians 3:12-17 (p. 822) Introduction: One of my favorite books of all time is one written by a Kentucky preacher named Brian Jones…It’s called “Getting Rid of the Gorilla: more

  • Cancel The Debt

    Contributed on Aug 29, 2018

    Forgiveness, Freedom, Compassion

    JAIL BREAK (Breaking the Chains of Unforgiveness) - Cancel the Debt September 2, 2018 Matthew 18:21-35 (p. 688) Introduction: Two Christians went before a judge on charges of assault and disturbing the peace. The judge patiently listened to the evidence from both men, and more

  • Word For Today

    Contributed on Aug 20, 2018

    Worry, Faith, God's Provision

    WORDS FOR LIFE - Word for Today August 26, 2018 Matthew 6:34 (p. 679) Introduction: So I don’t believe in coincidences but I believe wholeheartedly in God-incidences! I’d been thinking about this message from Matthew 6:34 for a little while…and I got Chinese food for more

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