A country boy from Okeechobee Florida, Rick's life was grabbed and changed forever by the Lord as He led him into teaching and sharing the heart of the Father. Rick earned a degree in Finance and joined his father in business until 1986 when he and his wife, Paula, received a call from the Lord to go into full-time ministry. He received a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Seminary in 1989 went on to pastor at East Stone Gap Baptist Church. Although he burned out in ministry 2 years later, by the Lord's mercy he ended up at Virginia Tech and Radford University leading a student ministry called Eagle's Nest. He eventually was led to Boone, NC, Living Waters Christian Fellowship, became an elder and was sent out from there to start Dwelling Place in 2001. He has authored six books and many teaching series. Rick teaches the Word of God in churches, college campuses, retreats, and conferences fulfilling the desire of his heart to see God's people be built up and released into a life of victory in Christ and equipped to minister victory to others as sons and daughters of their Heavenly Father. Rick and Paula live in Pembroke, VA, have two children, a daughter-in-law and 2 grandchildren.