Rick was born and raised in Vicksburg, Mississippi. He was commissioned in the US Army as a Field Artillery Officer following graduation from Jackson State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Business Management. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from William Carey University.
Rick is a US Army Major (Retired) who has a servant’s heart and finds joy in serving; he believes it is the love of Jesus Christ that will deliver, renew, strengthen, transform and restore individuals and is committed to sharing this love through service. Rick has actively sought ways in which he can be involved in the restoration, deliverance and healing of those impacted by human trafficking. His commitment to eradicate modern slavery has resulted in becoming an Ambassador with Restoration 1:99, Inc. and a volunteer with various church ministries and local community outreaches in Maryland.