Pastor Ricky Temple

Ricky Temple is one of America's most innovative leaders. He has been married to his wife Diane for 40 years and the proud father of two children Ricky Jr and Christina. He has a straight forward and captivating message that has endeared him to many around the country. His unique communication style gives him the ability to take complex subjects and make them easy to understand. His deep commitment to developing leaders, churches, and families have made him a sought after speaker and consultant.

He currently serves as Senior Pastor of Overcoming by Faith Ministries in Savannah, GA, a church he has faithfully served since 1981. For excellence in faithful service and ministry achievement, he was given an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity Degree from the International Church of Foursquare Gospel in 1997. Currently, he is in the second year of a Doctorate of Divinity Degree at Kings Seminary in Dallas, Texas, with an emphasis on Burnout.

From June of 2011 to December of 2013, he was called to coast to coast ministry as he stepped in as the Lead Pastor of The Church on the Way in Van Nuys, CA, while continuing to serve at Overcoming by Faith. He earned a Master's Degree in Strategic Leadership from Life Pacific University. Also, he is the co-author of Why Smart People Make Dumb Choices.

 Pastor Rick is loved and appreciated as a visionary whose goal in life is to help leaders last, and people grow more balanced in their life pursuits. With a strong passion for God, teaching, practical insight, and a unique "down-home" approach, He will deliver refreshing insights that will challenge, strengthen, and encourage you.

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