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Personal Data

Rick was born May 14, 1949 in Denver, Colorado. He spent some time in Mississippi as a child, then the rest of his childhood in the Denver area. Rick graduated from Littleton High School in 1967. Immediately upon graduation, he left for the mountains to work for the Forest Service. He has stayed in the mountains since then except to minister and study.


Rick has: An undergraduate degree from,

  • Western State College of Colorado in Business Administration

A Masters of Arts Degree in Evangelism from:

  • Wheaton College

Master of Divinity Equivalency from Denver Seminary and is working on his Doctor of Ministry degree at Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY

Ministry Experience

Since 1969, Rick has had the privilege of ministering with a number of denominations and organizations, including:

Assembly of God
Calvary Chapel
Campus Crusade for Christ
Community Church
Cowboy Chapter of the FCA
Denver Seminary
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Fellowship of Companies for Christ
Focus on the Family
Full Gospel Businessmen
Horizon Christian Fellowship
Horizon School of Evangelism
International Sports Coalition
Nebraska Stock growers
Oklahoma University Football Team
The Pacific Garden Mission
Professional Baseball Chapels
Ron Blue Company
Southern Seminary
and many others.

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