Rick was born and raised in Kitchener Ontario. At age 14 he felt a definite call to go into full time ministry during a Rich Wilkerson youth camp in 1986. After graduating with an honours degree in Theology from Eastern Pentecostal Bible College, Rick served as Youth Pastor at Glad Tidings Tabernacle in Sudbury. During his time there, he met and married the love of his life, Lisa.
After 3.5 years in Sudbury Rick and Lisa moved to Liberty Pentecostal Church in Bowmanville where he served as Youth and Associate Pastor. After 4.5 years Rick was invited to become Executive Pastor at The Embassy Church in Oshawa where for almost 10 years Rick served in the areas of Preaching, Teaching, Leadership Development, Pastoral Care, Church Growth and was the founding Director of Embassy School of Ministry.
Rick became the Lead Pastor of Evangel Church in July 2015. Rick seeks to lead Evangel to passionately love Jesus and love people in the power of the Holy Spirit. One of his favourite Bible verses is Romans 15:13; Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Rick and his awesome Lisa have two beautiful children, Sofia and Luke and they live in Courtice, Ontario.