Rick and Brenda Alcaraz is our Youth Pastor at Church of the Living Word.
astor Rick has been working full-time with Pastor Audie since August of 2005.
Pastor Rick and Brenda were married on June 26, 1993.
Pastor Rick first received his call for the ministry in June of 1985, eight months after making Jesus his Savior and Lord.
He began working in the youth ministry here at Church of the Living Word and within one year became the Youth Leader for middle school and high school students.
In 1987, Pastor Rick began receiving his training by taking correspondence classes through Moody Bible Institute in the field of Christian Education.
He later enrolled at Mount Hope Bible Training Institute, as well as, the Michigan District Assemblies of God, to receive his credentials and certification as a Licensed Minister.
Pastor Rick has worked in the field of Human Services for several years.
was employed with Shiawassee County Community Mental Health
in Owosso, The Salvation Army
in Shiawassee County, and as youth pastor in the Ovid-Elsie community for much of the past 22 years.
enrolled in Lansing Community College
in 1995 and has completed his
course of studies towards his
BSW with Ferris State University
In July of 2005, he
was recognized before the local congregation and ordained by Dr. Richard Murphy
as a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
Pastor Rick, a.k.a. P.R., has been very involved within our public schools.
God has continued to open many doors to him as he
reaches out to today's generation with God's love.
offers early morning open gym-time to meet with the middle school students on their turf.
Half-Time Campus Ministries are available in the high school and middle school; during all lunch periods.
began hosting 5th Quarter tailgate parties at his
home; following all varsity home football games.
Pastor Rick has founded Friday Fun Nite; which is offered once a month at Ovid-Elsie High School, and has attracted up to 300 of our area teenagers every time we open the doors.