Rick's church

New Life At Calvary
Cleveland, Ohio 44103

About Rick
  • Education: Hamilton College 1979 Gordon Conwel Theological Seminary 1982 MDiv Boston University School of Law 1988 JD Trinity Bible College & Seminary 1999 Dr. Ministry
  • Experience: Pastoring 36 years
  • Family: Toby & I Share The Ministry Together. We have been married for 38 years. Our Daughters are Samantha 36, Anita 31 , Sharon 32 and son Keon 22.
  • Books that have had an impact: The Great Divorce, My Utmost For His Highest, Brother Lawrence, Screw Tape Letters
  • Hobbies: Dealing With Computers, Video & The Web
  • What I want on my tombstone: He was found faithful to Jesus Christ.
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Newest Sermons

  • Our Vision 2019 Take Off The Cloths

    Contributed on Sep 8, 2019

    This is a 6th church anniversary service. The premise is John 3:16 and John 11.

    Our Vision 2019—Remove The Cloths Ezekial 37:1-10 John 11:17-37 We are celebrating the 6 years that God has given to us and are looking forward to the new ways of loving and serving people that God has for us in the future. We can thank God for each of the testimonies that we have heard because more

  • Why Were You Chosen

    Contributed on Aug 25, 2019

    We are chosen by God to become workers in the fields for God to reap a great harvest among the lost.

    Why Were You Chosen 1 Samuel 10:17-24 Matthew 9:35-38 Ephesians 2:8-10 August 25, 2019 Have you ever been chosen for something that caught you completely off guard and you were surprised by it? One day a man by the name of Saul went looking for his father’s donkeys that had been lost. more

  • Only Be Strong And Courageous

    Contributed on Aug 4, 2019

    This sermon is on trusting God to get your sermon back on track. After 6 years, our church had bypassed the Great Commission and we needed to admit where we were, where we failed, and cast a new vision for the future of our church as we sought to relaunch in 5 weeks.

    Only Be Strong and Be Courageous Joshua 1:1-11 2 Corinthians 5:11-21 All of us have faced a challenge of some sort in life in which we wondered if we were capable of doing the job. It may have been trying out for a team, going away to school, getting a promotion on a job, enlisting in more

  • Maybe Instead Of Complaining

    Contributed on Jul 28, 2019

    This sermon looks at how Bartimaeus overcame the limitations in his life to get to Jesus. We don't have to be limited by our limitations.

    Maybe It’s Time For You To Do Something Besides Complain About Your Limitations 7/28/2019 1 Samuel 17:32-36 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 Text Mark 10:46-52 As you have gone through your life, have you ever said “wait a minute that’s not fair? Have you ever secretly more

  • Leadership Conference

    Contributed on Jul 28, 2019

    This message is addressed to our leaders as we attempt to recast a vision for our church.

    COMMUNITY OUTREACH 1. Let’s develop a plan to use our building as an evangelism tool by making it available free for funerals to families who have suffered violence resulting in a death. We can also make the gym available for repasts for free to families who have been victims of violence. Let us more

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  • Telling A Secret

    Contributed on Dec 18, 2012

    Is there anybody here who has ever told somebody a secret? What’s the first thing you say, when you are about to tell somebody a secret? Right-Don’t tell anybody. But if the secret is some really good news, and you’re the person who is being told the secret, your face lights up, your eyes get more

  • What Will You Need?

    Contributed on Sep 25, 2011

    WHAT WILL YOU NEED? Let's suppose for a moment you are in a place you have never been before. You have no idea how you got there. A person comes out and tells you, "You must go into that room and choose one of four things to take with you on your journey when you leave this place. You may not more

  • Having Compassion

    Contributed on Sep 12, 2011

    HAVING COMPASSION Let’s suppose for a moment that it was Friday night and you wanted to go to a movie. You’re running late for the movie because you got home late, and then once you put down the keys, you forgot where you placed them. It was frustrating but you did find them. You finally jump more

  • Imagine With Me For A Moment, If You Had A ...

    Contributed on May 7, 2010
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    Imagine with me for a moment, if you had a beautiful picture in your home that was worth over a hundred thousand dollars because of the artist who had painted it. It was a one of a kind masterpiece. The artist had put excellence into every stroke of his work The colors were awesome. The depth more