Rick Pearson named associate pastor of Calvary Baptist Church

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Calvary Baptist has a new associate pastor in a familiar face.

Rick Pearson has attended Calvary Baptist Church for 30 years and was named Associate Pastor last Sunday.

“I’ve been a member here for 30 years and back in the 1990s and early 2000s I was a Youth Pastor,” Pearson said. “I stepped down to start a business and work at other places. I went to work for a company and started my own company in 2013. But I still maintained my relationship church through my service to the church and the Lord.”

Eventually the associate pastor position opened up at the church and while Pearson wasn’t looking for a new job, the Lord tugged on his heart to join the staff.

“The Lord led both of us together,” Pearson said. “I prayed about it for a long time and through clarification through the Lord and some folks, I surrendered back into vocational ministry.”

Pearson began ministry 1990 and said the Lord changed his life, cleaned his heart and gave him a new purpose. 

“He gave me hope and a purpose to serve Him,” Pearson said. “I wanted to see people who were living lifestyles like [I used to live] find hope the world wasn’t giving us.”

Pearson has been involved in the Optimist Club in coaching football and softball, owns All American Pest Control and was involved with the Harvest House.

Pearson’s role with the church will be to assist the pastor, make disciples and men’s ministry.

“I’ll be doing a lot of roles in discipleship, especially men’s discipleship,” Pearson said. “I’ll be helping new ministries get off the ground and just supporting him and supply preaching when he is gone.”

Pearson’s love for the people at Calvary Baptist has been the catalyst to his staying with the church for three decades.

“It’s the people serving the Lord,” Pearson said. “At Calvary, we’re real and the ministry is raw. We deal with real people with real issues. We do that every day. By doing that, it gives us hope the Lord is moving in our community. 

“Not just at Calvary, but the whole community of Pampa. That’s my hope, not just be giving hope at Calvary, but throughout the whole community.”

Pearson would love to see men ministering to men, but not just at church. 

“(I want to see men ministering to men) at their workplaces and in their circles of influence,” Pearson said.

Pearson is married to his wife, Leah, and the pair have three children: Jeron (married to Hannah), Samantha (married to Reid) Bradley and Ryan (married to Ashley). He has six grandchildren ranging in ages 18 months to six years old and said he is “so blessed to have them and they are the love of my life.”

Pearson said it’s an honor and privilege to serve the Lord at Calvary Baptist Church.

Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. followed by service at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday night service is at 6:30 p.m. following the meal at 5:30 p.m.

For more information on call Calvary Baptist Church at 806-665-0842.

“We are just here to serve the community,” Pearson said. “We’re not just here to serve our members, we want to serve the community.”

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