Ed.D. Leadership, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2002
MA Christian Education, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1991
BS Business Administration, Cumberland College (University of the Cumberlands), 1985
Rick has served in multiple administrative positions as "Assistant to the President" over a period of 25 years. After completing his doctoral work, he taught as an Adjunct Professor in the Missions and Ministry Department for 15 years in addition to his administrative work. In the fall of 2018, Rick transitioned to a full-time faculty role in the Missions and Ministry Department. Rick has been involved in either vocational or volunteer ministry for more than 35 years. He is the recipient of the University's 2015 Service Award, a recognition given to administrative staff members.