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Pastor Rick Brown
"God, please forgive me for all the wicked stuff I've been doing."
So began the spiritual journey of a desperate bull rider from Filer, Idaho.

Pastor Rick often says he was the least likely person to end up a pastor, yet the Lord had a calling on the life of this rodeo cowboy. Living a hard life of promiscuity, substance abuse, violence and crime, Rick learned to live with a survival mentality, fending for himself through the constant moves and brokenness of his family. Partying hard through his teen years, he eventually realized his need for a Savior after failing to fill the deep void in his life.

One Sunday afternoon, alone and half-drunk, he got down on his knees and cried out to the Lord for forgiveness. That simple prayer marked the beginning of a radical change in Rick's life. He entered full-time ministry at the age of 24, and has served as an assistant pastor, youth pastor, and planted two new churches.

In 1993, Rick moved to Idaho Falls with his wife, Tammy, and two children (Caleb and Jessica), and after more than 20 years, he is honored that the Lord continues to use him as a pastor, teacher and leader at Watersprings Church in Idaho Falls, Idaho, a Calvary Chapel affiliate Church.

Hear Pastor Rick tell his story here. Listen to his message on parenthood here.