Rick grew up 30 miles north of Springville in Rainbow City and met his wife, Peggy, during college. He is a graduate of Auburn University (BSEE) and Birmingham Theological Seminary (MDIV)and has served multiple churches across Alabama and Texas. A heart for church planting began to grow during his time at the Cross Creek PCA church plant in the Ross Bridge community of Hoover. His passion is to see people experience life transforming faith. In 21st century American culture we are tempted to be spiritual and claim Christianity without truly knowing the Lord. When the light of Christ shines on the full testimony of God’s revelation, the glory of God will shine forth in and from the hearts of His people. Rick hopes to see the Lord turn Springville and the surrounding communities upside down.