Family & Roots

I was born in Toledo, Ohio. My wife Jamie and I were high school sweethearts at Colonial High in Orlando. We have been blessed with nine children: Caleb, Achaia, Aleah, Aiyana, Abby, Aralynn, and Amiah are still living at home and we have two adult children, Matthew and Arielle.


Raised in a Lutheran church, I always believed in “God”, but thought good works would be enough to get me to Heaven. Then I was invited to Aloma Baptist Church by some friends when I was a Junior in high school, and heard how our works cannot save us, and about God’s grace (Ephesians 2:8-9) for the first time. In 1983 I accepted Christ as my Savior.

Right now the Lord is teaching me not to worry so much about tomorrow, and the future. Matthew 6:34 “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”


I attended Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, Valencia Community College in Orlando and Received a Bachelor of Music from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL.

Ministry Experience

  • Castle Valley Community Church in Castle Rock, CO.
  • First Southern Baptist Church in Liberal, KS
  • Grace Community Church in Freemont, OH
  • First Baptist Church Bradenton in Bradenton, FL.

More About Me

What Music Do I enjoy listening to? Mostly Contemporary Christian Worship music (Hillsong, Tomlin, Bethel Church etc.)

What do I enjoy doing in my spare time? Spending time with my family, watching the Rays, Bucs and Canes!

Favorite places to eat? Carrabba’s and Cheesecake Factory

Favorite movies? Star Trek, Sci-fi, A Few Good Men

Ideal place to live? Denver, CO

Ideal vacation spots? Denver, CO. LOVE SNOW SKIING!

Hidden talents? Bowling, and I was a line cook at Perkins and Denny’s.

Contact Pastor Rick

Contact Rick Grabowski