Pastor Rick Hawkins
Wednesday, Oct. 2nd
Service starts @ 6:55p.m.
A lifetime is but a blink of an eye from eternity, not to be defined by what you do, but rather by who you are. So who is Rick Hawkins?
If you grew up in Louisiana in the 1960’s, to you he would be “Ricky.” You and Ricky would enjoy the unique Cajun culture, rich in food, family, and fun. You would also experience the harsh reality of prejudice and racism, but learn how to be a bridge across cultural boundaries. If you were friends with him in the late seventies, you would experience life’s peculiar adolescent season, when both God and personal desires begin calling. This is the time when the questions beckon the quest of life in most men. And if you happened to be with him at a particular youth gathering when he was eighteen, you would see that is when the fire was ignited in his purpose.
To readers, Rick Hawkins is an author. Penning books such as DAVID’S MIGHTY MEN: A Study In Loyalty; THE POWER OF AGREEMENT; THE BENJAMIN BLESSING: God’s Five-fold Plan for your Destiny; and THE INNER CIRCLE: The Value of Friendship, Trust and Loyalty; all woven together by the common thread of the concept of relationships.
For others he is a philanthropist. A.I.D.S. patients in Mamelodi, South Africa know him as the man that built the first A.I.D.S. crisis counseling center in their town. At risk school children in San Antonio, TX know him as the man that founded one of the largest charter schools in Texas, The School of Excellence in Education.
Pastor Rick Hawkins with his Dogs
Cowboys know him as Rick, the preacher that learned how to team rope. They would tell you that he is just a good “ol’ boy” that loves the simple life his ranch offers him. Quite a few could talk about how he spent time and money to enter the cowboy world with a desire to create positive networking through a fresh spiritual perspective.
When a man discovers his purpose, he never goes to work again. A look at the multi-faceted nature that makes up Rick Hawkins will reveal that one is paramount, one is fulfilling, and one is destined. Those that know Rick Hawkins as Pastor…know him at his best. A gifted preacher and an informed teacher, Pastor Rick has served his calling for over 25 years. His biblical message of hope, restoration, optimism, intensity, and practical life principles continue to inspire many.
So who is Rick Hawkins? He is who he has always been. Like David said, “my feet stand in an even place”…and that is ever the discovery for Rick Hawkins.
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