To serve as Lead Pastor of a gospel centered, spiritually unified, mission minded, community impacting, and pro-growth larger size church family—developing fully devoted Christ followers.

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Pastor Rick is proud to be one of the Faith Leaders to partner with The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

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Look through Pastor Rick's archive on Vimeo, which feature some of his sermons.

Check out This Hope Foundation

View Pastor Rick's foundation. Where he helps raise support and awareness for autism and families struggling with the loss of a child.

Watch Latest Sermon

Watch Pastor Rick Pughe's latest sermon where he preached at CrossLife Church in Oviedo, FL.

More about Pastor Rick Pughe

Here is some additional information about Rick Pughe's experience in ministry and his formal education. Included is some personal information about Pastor Rick Pughe to get you better acquainted with him.

  • Experience

    This Hope Foundation (Mt Dora, FL)— 2017 - Now Serving as Chairman, Overseeing operations and ministry strategies. • Outreach to families experiencing the loss of a child/those with special needs • www.thishopefoundation.org

    LifePointe Church (formerly First Baptist Church of Eustis, FL)— 2007 - 2017 Served as Lead Pastor, Upholding God’s Word and implementing His vision. • Grew church (475 to 900 people – 2 services), renovated facilities (debt free) • Mentored current pastor, as a part of my staff team, for ten years

    First Baptist Church of Windermere (Windermere, FL)— 2003 - 2007 Served as Lead Campus Pastor and member of campus pastor council. • Leadership: 1800 weekly members - 3 campuses - $4.2 Mill. Budget

    CrossLife Church (formerly First Baptist Church of Oviedo, FL)— 1996 - 2003 Served as Point Pastor for the Xtra Connection Contemporary Service, and Associate Pastor – leading College/Career & Singles Ministries. • Worship grew from 750 to 3200 people – grew specified ministry by 200%

    Aloma Church (formerly Aloma Baptist Church, Winter Park, FL)— 1990 - 1996 Served as Pastoral Associate — Ministry Development and Coordination, and College/Career & Single Adult Pastor. • Transitioned declining ministry by quadrupling involvement and launching ministries

  • Education

    Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, Lynchburg, VA • Master’s Degree in Religion— concentrations: Theology & Biblical Studies

    Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA • Bachelor’s Degree in Religion— concentrations: Theology & Biblical Psychology/Counseling

    Catawba College, Salisbury, NC • Associate’s Work— concentration in Business Administration (attended on a football scholarship)

  • Biographic

    Birthday— February 8, 1966 Salvation— October 15, 1985 Married— June 13, 1987 • Gina (Miller) Pughe (7/14) Children— Chad (9/11/89 to 7/25/98), Lauren (9/30/94), Christian (10/27/96), & Victoria (9/30/97) Ordination— Ordained & Licensed for Ministry (SBC) Author— This Hope: Overcoming Life’s Toughest Obstacles (2017– 5/5 Star Review on Amazon) References/greater detail gladly furnished

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