Rick came to First Baptist from the business world in February, 1986. His first staff position was working with students. During his tenure, Rick has held various ministry titles. In August of 1999, the church called Rick as Senior Pastor. Rick is married to Susan, his high school sweetheart. Rick and Susan have two daughters and one son plus four grandchildren. Rick has earned degrees from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas and Mid-Western Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri.