POSITION: Lead Pastor
FAMILY DESCRIPTION: Ricky has been married to his wife, Hilary, since November of 1996. He is the father of two girls and has two dogs.
EDUCATIONAL AND MINISTRY EXPERIENCE: He received a bachelor’s degree in Christian Education with an emphasis in Youth Ministry from Bryan College, in Dayton, Tennessee. He holds a Masters degree in Theology from Liberty Baptist Seminary, and he holds a Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Liberty University. He also holds an honorary doctorate from Emmanuel Theological Seminary.
Since November 0f 2016, Ricky has served as a state missionary for the Georgia Baptist Mission Board. In his role as the NextGen Catalyst, he works with nextgen leaders across the state of Georgia to see this generation engaged with the gospel of Jesus Christ. This is accomplished with collaboration with the networking, resourcing, coaching, and development of summer camps and conferences.
His ministry began at Calvary Christian School in 1996, as a Middle School and High School Bible teacher. In addition, Ricky served at Piney Grove Baptist Church in Fortson, GA from 1999-2007 as a minister of music and youth. He joined the church staff at Calvary Baptist Church in February 2007, and served as Headmaster of Calvary Christian School from 2012-2016.
FAVORITE RESTAURANT DISH: Sirloin Marsala at Carrabbas
FAVORITE TEAMS: Georgia Bulldogs and all Atlanta Pro Teams. Go Braves!
HOBBIES: Sports, Gadgets, Beekeeping, and Gardening