Pastor Rick is the Senior Pastor at Capitol City Church in Des Moines, Iowa. Cap City is an innovative, non-denominational - theologically conservative church located in one of the fastest growing and exciting communities in the United States.
Capitol City Church is a friend to our community by being Jesus’ hands and feet - earning the right to share our faith by loving and serving our world to a saving relationship with God.
In addition to earning a Master of Arts in Theology and a Master of Divinity in Ministry, Pastor Rick is finishing his doctoral dissertation at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is a contributing instructor for creative preaching in two graduate seminaries - emphasizing "real life" illustrations and bridging the gap between scripture and contemporary culture.
Having dedicated his life to the teaching of God's infallible, inspired Word, he works faithfully to produce culturally relevant, theologically conservative teaching series complete with Bible Study material, small group discussion outlines and booklet style worship guides. Recent sermon series titles include "Dirty Church" and "A Slightly Irregular Thanksgiving." Stogie Jones Jr. (Pastor Rick's Jack Russell) or Joy's dog - Woodrow P. Wilson (pictured) make regular appearances to help illustrate important teaching points.
Pastor Rick is committed to a strategic approach to local outreach and has successfully mobilized congregations to build bridges into the local community earning the right to share their faith by loving and serving the world around them. He partners with local public school districts, law enforcement agencies, fire departments and first responders. In fact, he is a volunteer Chaplain for a local fire department. Rick's church recently mobilized a team to support local families of deployed National Guard soldiers.
As a 5E Certified Executive Leadership Coach, Pastor Rick works with pastors who are struggling with relevant ministry strategy and vision. In addition, he is a church planting strategist and consultant - recently contracting with the North American Mission Board to train and assess future church planters. Coaching pastors and staff team members is one of the things that Pastor Rick enjoys the most.
Thorn in the Flesh
We Believe: Life After Death