Ricky and his family are from Eufaula, Alabama where they attended Calvary Baptist Church. He attended the Baptist College of Florida where he received a double Bachelors degree in Christian Education and Elementary Education. He is bi-vocational; he teaches fifth grade at Malone School and is the associate pastor of First Baptist Church of Bascom. He joined the staff at FBC in 2001. He and his wife, Rhonda, have to children. Both children have followed in their father’s footsteps. Kaitlyn teaches third grade at Malone School and Keaton is a full time student at the Baptist College of Florida.
Ricky believes that salvation is the ultimate gift but holds strongly to James 2:17 that states “faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” Therefore, he has built his ministry at FBC with this verse at the forefront. He consider the members at FBC as his family and looks forward to sharing many years to come with them.