Rick serves as the pastor of Corticelli Baptist Church. He was born in Searcy, Arkansas, to christian parents. He has an older brother & sister. His family attended Elmdale Baptist Church in Springdale, Arkansas during his childhood. At the age of 10 he accepted Christ and was publicly baptized.
Rick met his wife Stacy in High School. They were married in 1978 and have 2 adult daughters & 5 grandchildren. In his free time, Rick enjoys spending time with his family & pets & following the teams of the Arkansas Razorbacks.
In 1985, Rick completed an undergraduate degree in Bible from John Brown University, Siloam Springs, Arkansas. He earned his Master of Divinity in 1988 and his Doctor of Ministry in 1993 from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri.
Rick has served at Corticelli for the past 5 years. He has pastored 7 Missouri Baptist churches in the past 30 years. He has also most recently served as the Disaster Relief State Director & Men’s Ministry Specialist through the Missouri Baptist Convention.
Wade Hoover joined the staff in August, 2018. His goal is to serve and glorify the Lord in all things he does, while loving and serving those around him.
Wade is from Jefferson City, MO and graduated from Lighthouse Preparatory Academy in May 2017. This is his first position as a Youth Minister, but he has volunteered / interned with the Youth at Concord Baptist Church, Jefferson City.
Wade has loving parents, (Doug & Valerie) and an amazing older sister (Teddi). Wade enjoys history, baseball, fishing, hunting and cooking.