Pastor Ricky

Pastor Ricky Brown and his wife Amber have a passion for seeing lives changed by the Gospel. While Amber is a Chicago native, Ricky is originally from Jackson, MS. They met here in Chicago! Ricky has been in pastoral ministry for 17 years, with experience as a youth and executive pastor. He has a huge heart for missions and has preached the Gospel in Chile, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Honduras, Jordan, Turkey, Dominican Republic, Ghana, and in prisons and churches throughout the United States.

Pastor Ricky has heart for church planters and presently serves Stadia as the Northeast Regional Catalyst, connecting planters and partners to Stadia. He also serves the Chicagoland NewThing church planting movement as the leader of the Thirst Network.

As a proud United States Air Force veteran who served in Operation Northern Watch and Operation Enduring Freedom, He chose to forego a career as a commercial pilot to pursue pastoral ministry, because he felt a burden on his heart from God for ministry. He is a pilot, a musician. His primary instruments are soprano and alto saxophone.

Fun Facts About Pastor Ricky

Favorite Food: Lasagna
Favorite Childhood Movie: Coming to America
Favorite Dessert: Carrot Cake
Favorite Band: Mint Condition
Favorite Artist: Kirk Whalum
Coffee or Tea: Bustelo por favor
Early to rise or up late: Early to rise
Favorite Airplane: C172