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  • "Rick has a powerful combination:  a strong testimony of God's Grace, a deep appreciation of God's word, and a passion for people to know Christ. As a part of our student ministry at Houston's First Baptist, Rick continually allowed God to work through him to creatively reach out to our students.  God will use Rick to minister effectively in whatever setting you find a need for him."

    Pastor Gregg Matte
    Houston's First Baptist Church
    Previous Founder and Director of Breakaway Ministries @ Texas A&M
  • "Rick is one of the most creative people I've ever met ....without  exception!"

    Dr. Howard G. Hendricks
    Distinguished Professor
    Chairman, Center for Christian Leadership
    Dallas Theological Seminary
  • "Rick is good.  Plain and simple.  He's an excellent communicator and all that stuff.  But, he's an even better person.  He's honest.  He's passionate.  He cares.  I just like him a lot.  I've been in the student ministry world long enough to know that just about anybody can get a couple other people to write some fancy sounding blurb about them.  Rick doesn't need me to do that.  Just talk to him for a minute and you will undoubtedly hear the heart of a man that loves Jesus and loves others the best he can.  Better yet, let him hang out with a few of your students for five minutes and they'll be hooked.  I recommend Rick Smith without hesitation for almost anything except for open heart surgery and the genetic cloning of pandas."
    Brian Ward
    Middle School Pastor | Irving Bible Church
  • "Rick has a desire for students to know Christ that is exemplified in his life and his testimony.  The compassion and love that Rick embodies before students along with his hard work to present the Gospel clearly is beautiful."

    Jerrell Altic
    Minister of Connection
    Houston's First Baptist Church
  • "Rick Smith is a great man of God who has a love for people.  I have been blessed to work in the trenches alongside Rick and have seen his passion for Jesus, communicating God's Word and for students.  Rick is also a rare breed in that he is uniquely gifted in speaking to and relating God's truth to middle school students.  He has a passion for all peoples but God has given him the great gift of speaking truth in a bold and fun way to middle school students who are crying out for someone to be bold enough to share non-watered-down truth to them. I highly recommend this fun, energetic man of God to you."
    C.M. Habermehl
    Student Pastor of Eleven7 Church / Method student ministries
  • "I have watched Rick develop as a follower of Christ and minister for Christ over the past few years.  God has undoubtedly given him a gift to communicate with teens in a relevant and authentic way that will help them realize their God-given purpose.  He will come ready to serve and willing to do what is asked of him to help build the Kingdom."
    Nick Shock
    Family Pastor
    Hill Country Bible Church
    Previously A Student Minister For 10 years
  • "Rick has a contagious personality that students love.  His fun style and total commitment to ministry are a great combination.  He genuinely loves students and is very effective in communicating the Gospel."
    Doug Bischoff
    Minister to Students
    Houston's First Baptist Church