Beginning piano lessons in second grade, Rick quickly came to enjoy making music. His music education continued throughout elementary school.Beginning violin in fourth grade, double bass in sixth grade, and in high school, choir, orchestra and musical theater. Since childhood, Rick’s primary outlet for music was through church activities such as offertories, specials, accompanying choirs and solos and leading groups, both instrumentally and vocally.
Being raised in a Christian family, he received Christ at a Summer church camp during his junior high years and began growing in his Christian faith.
He received a Bachelor of Music degree in music education from Ohio University in 1974, after which Rick began leading all aspects of church music, first as an avocation then,
in 1989, as a full time career.
Rick currently coordinates all music at FCFC and leads our Worship team consisting of Cindyl Howes, Craig Gabbard, Don Simpson & Mona Simpson.