Pastor Rick, and his wife Kathy, came to us in February 2018 to serve as our intentional interim pastor. In October 2021 we called him to be our Senior Pastor.
He has served our Lord in various ministerial roles over his ministry career. He has served as a Singles Minister, a Youth Minister, and a Pastor in various churches. He served the churches of the Collin Baptist Association as Director of Church Starting and Church Growth and then as Executive Director from 1997-2011. He then served as an Intentional Interim or Transitional Pastor of a couple of churches before Gunter.
Pastor Rick and Kathy married in 1973 and have four children and nine grandchildren to keep them occupied when not serving our Church Family here. They have enjoyed following our student activities in the Gunter schools and try to support and encourage them as best they can. They have also been involved in several city activities and outreaches. As our community continues to grow, they look forward reaching out to newcomers and to assist in any way they can to meet the demands that growth can bring. Exciting days are ahead!
Pastor Rick’s communication style is to “exegete”, that is to draw from, the Scriptures as the Bible is his guide to all truth. He draws his strength and power from the Holy Spirit, but the Spirit will NOT lead in any way contrary to Scripture.