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Ric Nelson

“While I remember asking Jesus to be my Savior at the age of five, it really was not until the age of fourteen that I fully understood that Christ had died for me. It was at this time that I accepted Christ and followed Him in believer’s baptism. I wish I could say it was all great, but it was not. I still allowed my sin nature to dominate my life for my teen years and early twenties. It was while I was away getting my Master’s degree at the age of twenty-two that I fully submitted to the Lord. It is now by God’s grace that I continue to learn and grow in my relationship with Him.”

Ric grew up in Western Pennsylvania. He has earned a B.S. in Biology with a minor in coaching, an M.S.S. in Sports Medicine, an M.S. in Educational Administration, and a Doctorate of Ministry (DMin).

Ric serves as the Head of School at Friendship Christian School. He is privileged to have an impact in the lives of students that matters for eternity. Ric and his wife Amy have four children: Tyler, Karissa, Conner, and Abigail. He enjoys athletics, camping, hiking, and reading.

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About Friendship Baptist Church

Our purpose is to make much of our Lord Jesus Christ and His gospel through the preaching of His Word and the making of disciples. At Friendship Baptist Church (FBC) we teach the Bible in order to facilitate spiritual growth in all of God’s people and to provide opportunities for Christian fellowship. God has graciously used Friendship to further His work both locally and across the globe since 1965.