Pastor Rick was born in Arizona and raised in Southern California. He is an alumnus of San Diego State University, West Coast Christian College, Melodyland School of Theology, and California Graduate School of Theology. Rick has served the Christian community as pastor, missionary, and conference speaker. He is the founding pastor of Hillside Community Church in Julian, California where he now serves as senior pastor. He is married to Janet, his wife of 35 years.
"In a sea of books on prayer, Pastor Rick has emerged with a very informative book on the matter that is both fresh and insightful. It is an easy read, yet each time you do, you come away with another thought or truth that will challenge and enrich your time with God.