Rick Howard

Rick C. Howard

Student Life Director and Assistant Professor of History at Evangel University

Location:
1111 N. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, Missouri, United States
HQ Phone:
(417) 865-2815

General Information

Experience

Pastor - Peninsula Christian Center

Education

Grove City College

Bachelor's degree - history and political science , 

MBAPepperdine University

Affiliations

Advisory Board Member - Lamb's Chapel

Member of Advisory Board - Choices Ministry Inc

Adjunct Faculty Member - Bethany College

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Biography

Pastor Rick Howard
Rick Howard is one of those rare individuals who can do well at anything he would care to do. As a teacher and a speaker, he is in demand around the world. As an administrator, he has established vital programs in both the Christian and secular world. He has tackled academic workloads from Memphis State in Tennessee to Oxford University in England. He is a writer, a musician, a scholar and a leader. Yet with all of that potential, he remains in a medium-size church in a blue-collar city in California, because he believes that, through the person of Jesus Christ, God is reconciling men to Himself and others on the local level. Reverend Howard, as a young man, balked at the urging to enter the ministry. He desired a career as a history teacher or politics. He knew his true calling, however, even as a child and finally succumbed to the will of God one night, receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit as well. He began his ministry in 1954 as an evangelist in the Pentecostal Holiness movement finding the time to attend Grove City College in Pennsylvania and earn a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. Shortly after graduation, he moved to Memphis, Tenn. and took the directorate of Youth For Christ in that city. While in Memphis, he met his wife, the former Anita L. Lowrie. (Anita Howard is an integral part of Pastor Howard's ministry serving as one of his primary advisors. She is a successful businesswoman in her own right with an MBA from Pepperdine University in California.) He received ordination in the Assemblies of God in 1961 and left Memphis for an associate pastorate in North Hollywood, California. He and Anita married the following year. In 1964, the Howard's returned to Memphis briefly, where they set up a Christian Serviceman's Center (Pastor Howard has always harbored a desire to serve in the military chaplaincy), and in August of 1965 he was named student life director and assistant professor of history at Evangel College, Springfield, Mo. Rick continues to minister here and abroad, having now taught in more than 74 different nations, and is presently preparing more manuscripts for publication.

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Rick Howard is one of those rare individuals who can do well at anything he would care to do.
As a teacher and a speaker, he is in demand around the world. As an administrator, he has established vital programs in both the Christian and secular world. He has tackled academic workloads from Memphis State in Tennessee to Oxford University in England. He is a writer, a musician, a scholar and a leader. Yet with all of that potential, he remains in a medium-size church in a blue-collar city in California, because he believes that, through the person of Jesus Christ, God is reconciling men to Himself and others on the local level. Reverend Howard, as a young man, balked at the urging to enter the ministry. He desired a career as a history teacher or politics. He knew his true calling, however, even as a child and finally succumbed to the will of God one night, receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit as well. He began his ministry in 1954 as an evangelist in the Pentecostal Holiness movement finding the time to attend Grove City College in Pennsylvania and earn a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. Shortly after graduation, he moved to Memphis, Tenn. and took the directorate of Youth For Christ in that city. While in Memphis, he met his wife, the former Anita L. Lowrie. (Anita Howard is an integral part of Pastor Howard's ministry serving as one of his primary advisors. She is a successful businesswoman in her own right with an MBA from Pepperdine University in California.) He received ordination in the Assemblies of God in 1961 and left Memphis for an associate pastorate in North Hollywood, California. He and Anita married the following year. In 1964, the Howard's returned to Memphis briefly, where they set up a Christian Serviceman's Center (Pastor Howard has always harbored a desire to serve in the military chaplaincy), and in August of 1965 he was named student life director and assistant professor of history at Evangel College, Springfield, Mo. Rick continues to minister here and abroad, having now taught in more than 120 different nations, and is presently preparing more manuscripts for publication.

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