I am a husband, father, pastor, and writer. I’m also the Managing Partner of Employee Care of America, a workplace chaplaincy business.

This blog is about shaping character, transforming church, and impacting culture. I believe that if one defines their moments, then their moments will determine their character, and their character will influence their world.

I write on personal development, church leadership, and our changing culture. I also write about the resources I am developing and the books I am writing.

My goal is to create challenging, relevant, and inspiring content that will help you be a better person, the church be a better parish, and the world a better place. If you are interested in those things, this blog is for you.

I have served the church my entire career as a student minister and senior pastor. I studied at Samford University, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Northern Baptist Theological Seminary (eventually I will get it).

I have written eight books. My most recent ones are Forgiveness: A Lovely Idea Until . . . , Chapter 13: The Excellence of Love ,and Soul Therapy: The Healing Words of Psalm 23. They are available as eBooks. Click on books below for purchasing. I have written over 1000 articles for various local, regional, and national publications.

I have been married to Cindy for thirty-three years. We have one wonderful daughter. We live in Greenville, SC.

In my free time, I enjoy writing, reading, running, tennis, and golf.

You can contact me via email or follow me on Facebook.

This is my personal blog. The opinions I express here do not necessarily represent those of my employer. The information I provide is on an as-is basis. I make no representations as to accuracy, completeness, correctness, suitability, or validity of any information on this blog and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its use.

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1 Response to About

  1. Haskell Gossett says:

    I have a confession to make. For 5 to 6 years, I gave the devotion to a nursing hoime in Liberty Texas. Over this time, I utilized many of your sermons and adapted them to the old folks. Although I did not think of myself as old, (we stopped at the beginning of Covid), and I am now 87 years old and have been in church for nearly 80 years (a christian for about 75 years). Thank you for the well organized sermons that can be adapted to old folks. “God, bless Rick in his ministry. AMEN”

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