Dr. Rick Patrick serves as the Pastor of First Baptist Church of Sylacauga, Alabama. He and his wife Karen, an occupational therapist, were married in 1989 and have two grown sons, Tyler and Evan.
Brother Rick earned a Bachelors degree from the University of Texas at Austin; a Masters degree from Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas; and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas.
Prior to his ministry in Sylacauga, he was privileged to serve as Pastor of Fairview Baptist Church in Rhome, Texas; Martindale Baptist Church in Martindale, Texas; First Baptist Church, Spearman, Texas; and Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Hueytown, Alabama.
Outside of ministry, Rick enjoys family time, racquet sports, landscaping, watching football, and attempting to improve his backyard pitmaster skills.