"Rick has a powerful combination: a strong testimony of God's Grace, a deep appreciation of God's word, and a passion for people to know Christ.
As a part of our student ministry at Houston's First Baptist, Rick
continually allowed God to work through him to creatively reach out to
our students. God will use Rick to minister effectively in whatever
setting you find a need for him."
"Rick is one of the most creative people I've ever met ....without
"Rick is good. Plain and simple. He's an excellent communicator and all that stuff. But, he's an even better person. He's honest. He's passionate. He cares. I just like him a lot. I've been in the student ministry world long enough to know that just about anybody can get a couple other people to write some fancy sounding blurb about them. Rick doesn't need me to do that. Just talk to him for a minute and you will undoubtedly hear the heart of a man that loves Jesus and loves others the best he can. Better yet, let him hang out with a few of your students for five minutes and they'll be hooked. I recommend Rick Smith without hesitation for almost anything except for open heart surgery and the genetic cloning of pandas."
"Rick has a desire for students to know Christ that is exemplified in his
life and his testimony. The compassion and love that Rick embodies before
students along with his hard work to present the Gospel clearly is
"Rick Smith is a great man of God who has a love for people. I have been
blessed to work in the trenches alongside Rick and have seen his passion for
Jesus, communicating God's Word and for students. Rick is also a rare breed
in that he is uniquely gifted in speaking to and relating God's truth to
middle school students. He has a passion for all peoples but God has given
him the great gift of speaking truth in a bold and fun way to middle school
students who are crying out for someone to be bold enough to share
non-watered-down truth to them. I highly recommend this fun, energetic man
of God to you."
Student Pastor of Eleven7 Church / Method student ministrieswww.method117.com
"I have watched Rick develop as a follower of Christ and minister for Christ over the past few years. God has undoubtedly given him a gift to communicate with teens in a relevant and authentic way that will help them realize their God-given purpose. He will come ready to serve and willing to do what is asked of him to help build the Kingdom."
"Rick has a contagious personality that students love. His fun style and
total commitment to ministry are a great combination. He genuinely
loves students and is very effective in communicating the Gospel."