About Rick & Debbie
Rick and Debbie live in Yuma, Arizona, where Rick served as Senior Pastor for 22 years in a dynamic church with a global reach. Partnering with the people of Grace Bible Fellowship, Rick and Debbie have been blessed to see God bring about much fruit from their missions ministry. Their church sent out 35 short-term mission teams, had a book published in Sri Lanka, and established a ministry in Jordan to Syrian Refugees. Rick has served in various countries while pastoring at Grace including Guatemala, Sri Lanka, UAE, Rwanda, Mexico, and ministry to Native American populations, all of which involved service and training of indigenous leaders. Prior to Grace, Rick and Debbie served in 4 different churches from Texas to Arizona for almost 18 years.
Rick is a graduate of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College (BA) and Liberty University (M. Div. in Pastoral Ministries). He is also certified by the John Maxwell Team as a Leadership Team Trainer. Debbie has her Teaching degree (BS) from Liberty University and has been a teacher in Arizona for 15 years. She decided to retire and help support teaching around the world with GTN in 2017.
Rick and Debbie were married in June of 1981 and have three grown children who are all serving the Lord. They also fostered two young ladies for 3 ½ years, whom they consider to be their children as well.
Rick and Debbie are passionate about empowering people and churches to move forward in discipleship and leadership skills so that the Kingdom of God moves forward around the world with power. They are thrilled to be a part of the GTN team and this adventure forward for the Glory of God!