About Rick: Patrice & I met at Emmanuel College on her first day as a freshman, I was a sophomore. We immediately became great friends which evolved into a relationship, then an even greater marriage. Patrice is my best friend and a steady source of encouragement. We love to laugh together, and enjoy regular “date nights” – these have kept our marriage strong, healthy and “real.”
We have two remarkable children who both love God and one another – a fact we’re really thankful for!. Josh is the oldest and, like his mom, has never met a stranger – he loves a crowd and has a heart that’s filled with compassion for people. Alyssa is our youngest and shares a lot in common with her dad – music, reading, and learning. Alyssa has a heart for God that’s obvious by her devotion.
Favorite Sports Team: Georgia Bulldogs, Atlanta Braves & Atlanta Falcons
Past Times: music of all sorts – one moment I’m listening to jazz or Baroque, next moment I’m listening to Motown. I also listen to a lot of praise music – black gospel to piano hymns – love it all. I love to play guitar & and attempt to play other instruments!
Favorite Verse: Matthew 6:33 “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.”
My relationship with Christ: My relationship with Christ is dynamic – sounds impressive but what that really means is that it’s characterized by progress and change – in other words, growth. Basically, my relationship with Christ – much like my relationship with my wife and kids – is constantly growing, taking shape, and deepening. I searched for a long time as a child & teenager for the hope, meaning and purpose of life in many places – I found all of those when the decision to follow Christ was made available to me. I’d love to sit down and tell you more about my story, and hear more about yours…