Ricky first came to Atlanta Mission in 2010 as a Counselor Intern at The Potter’s House, but he quickly demonstrated an enormous amount of talent and leadership skills. In less than 2 years, he was promoted to full-time Counselor and became a spiritual role model for the residents and staff. Ricky is a licensed and ordained minister that has served churches in Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia for over 20 years. He received his education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Berean School of the Bible of the Assemblies of God. As Director of Spiritual Life, some of his responsibilities include: Help Atlanta Mission place strong spiritual disciplines across the organization, serve as an organizational pastor that can help facilitate chapels, worship services and devotions, offer spiritual resources and bible study materials to staff and residents, and help organize retreats, seminars and conferences to develop spiritual life and support the lives of our families.
Established in 1938, Atlanta Mission provides overnight shelter, job attainment programming, long-term residential discipleship programming and transitional housing for more than 950 homeless men, women and children daily.