Ricky P. Chelette

Minister at First Baptist Church Arlington

301 South Center Street, Arlington, Texas, United States
First Baptist Church Arlington
HQ Phone:
(817) 277-6353
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Last Updated 7/6/2017

General Information


BA  - Political Science/Pre-Law , 

BA  - Political Science/Pre-Law , New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

college degree  - 

masters degree  - Religious Education , New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

undergraduate degree  - Louisiana College


Executive Director  - Living Hope Ministries

Board Member  - Exodus International

Web References  

Connecting To The Sensitive Son: Support for those struggling with homosexuality

by Ricky Chelette
He's a wonderful young man. His teachers think well of him and he is a delight in their classes. He is a good kid. His mom and dad never have to fear a teacher conference for they know they will be met with accolades and congratulations for raising such a fine boy. But as dad listens to the praise of his son he wonders why he has such a tough time connecting to his gifted and talented son. He thinks his son is different. He doesn't really know his little boy, but mom does. She's deeply connected to her son and she seems to get him in ways dad does not. It is not that dad does not try to be connected to his son. He certainly does. In fact, dad can recount each time he invited his young son to do something with him: pitch ball in the front yard, go on a fishing trip, join him for an early morning hunt, assist him in the garage as he works on the family car, watch the Monday night football game and so many more, but always with the same response: "No thanks dad!" In many ways, dad feels like he is an outsider in this son's life, watching from the sidelines as his little boy lives in what seems to be another reality, a different world, and a foreign land to the dad. Dad does not like this reality, but he doesn't know what to do to make it different. Ricky Chelette is Executive Director of Living Hope Ministries and is an ordained minister at First Baptist Church, Arlington, TX

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About: Faculty - Summit Ministries

Mr. Ricky Chelette
Ricky Chelette is Executive Director of Living Hope Ministries and the Minister of Pastoral Ministries at First Baptist Church in Arlington, TX. Ricky has been involved in ministry in the church for over 30 years. He has served as a pastor to youth, students, and single adults, as well as Minister of Education. Speaking around the world to thousands of teens and adults who struggle with their sexual identity or love those who do, Ricky brings vast experience and personal knowledge to this difficult and controversial subject. His logical, humorous and straight-forward approach makes sense of a very complex and often confusing topic. Ricky has a BA in Political Science/Pre-Law, a Master in Religious Education, has taught on the college and seminary level, and is an ordained minister.

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Sexual Wholeness-Forming Your Child's Sexual Identity

With over thirty years of ministry experience and as Executive Director of one of the largest ministries to those seeking to live a life according to God's design for sexual identity, Ricky Chelette will help you gain a deeper understanding of why males and females struggle with their gender and sexual identities.
Faculty: Ricky Chelette Ricky presently serves as Executive Director of Living Hope Ministries and Minister of Pastoral Ministries at First Baptist Church, Arlington, Texas. As an ordained pastor, Ricky has over twenty-five years of ministry experience with the majority of those years in youth/student/young adult work. He is a gifted speaker, teacher and lecturer and is committed to equipping the church in understanding sexual and relational brokenness. As Executive Director, Ricky also directs the largest online forum outreach to youth and young adults who struggle with same gender attractions at www.livehope.org. Ricky and his wife, Merlinda, make their home in Arlington, Texas.

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