Pastor Rick was born to missionary parents, who worked in Swaziland in Southern Africa. He grew up in the United States, and attended Wheaton College, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. His ministry experience began in Chicago, Illinois, where he served as a worship leader and teacher in a local church. Following that, he was on staff seven years at Grace Church-St. Louis, leading worship as well as teaching and writing. This is where Pastors Rick and Marjie met and married. Pastor Rick has a strong teaching gift, full of wisdom, delivered with clarity and humor.
Pastor Marjie has been involved in the ministries of FFC since the church’s inception. She launched our Children’s Ministry as well as many other ministries that are still operating today. Pastor Marjie is gifted with a creative mind for beautiful ways to worship God and brings this into our services. Currently, she oversees the Graphics Department, leads creative teams, ladies ministry and the Jewel Box Ministry that reaches out to the girls in local strip clubs. She has a deep desire to show God’s love to people both inside and outside the four walls of the church.