Rick’s Timeline

  • 1959: Born
  • 1964: Great Grandpa Died on Dad’s mom’s side; Papa T
  • 1966: First Grade: Wingate Elementary
  • 1969: Grandpa died, my Dad’s dad; Papa Glenn
  • 1969: Great Grandma died, on my Dad’s mom’s side; Butter T
  • 1971: Began working at Judd’s Restaurant
  • 1972: Middle School; East Union
  • 1974: High School; Forest Hills
  • 1974: Grandpa died, my mom’s dad; Papa Grant
  • 1974: Began working at Dairy Mart
  • 1976: Began working at Hardee’s
  • 1977: Graduated High School
  • 1978: Dad died
  • 1979: Began working at Prince Electric Company
  • 1979: Married
  • 1981: Began working at TransAmerica Delaval
  • 1981: Meredith Nicole born
  • 1983: Matthew Justin born
  • 1984: Regenerated
  • 1985: Joined Grace Baptist Church, Monroe, NC
  • 1986: Licensed into Christian ministry
  • 1986: Moved to Greenville, SC to go to Bible College
  • 1986: Began working at Alcoa Recycling Company
  • 1986: Joined Tabernacle Baptist Church, Greenville, SC
  • 1987: Oldest brother, Robby, murdered
  • 1988: Wife left
  • 1990: Graduated College with BA in Theology
  • 1990: Wife divorced
  • 1991: Graduated College with BS in Christian Education
  • 1991: Began exodus out of Fundamentalism
  • 1992: Joined Faith Baptist Church, Taylors, SC
  • 1993: Received call from BMW to being employment process
  • 1994: Began working at Findley Adhesives
  • 1994: Met Lucia Chapman
  • 1994: Joined Morningside Baptist Church, Greenville, SC
  • 1995: Began working at BMW
  • 1996: Engaged to Lucia Chapman
  • 1997: Second oldest brother, Joey, murdered
  • 1997: Married Lucia Chapman
  • 1997: Left Fundamentalism officially
  • 1997: Began teaching Prasso
  • 1998: Began part-time job at North Hills Community Church
  • 1998: Became member of North Hills Community Church
  • 1998: Enrolled in The Master’s College
  • 2000: Began full-time at NHCC
  • 2001: Graduated from TMC with Masters in Biblical Counseling
  • 2001: Tristen Synclair born
  • 2003: Haydn Mason Grant born
  • 2004: Began working for Grace Harbor Counseling Ministries
  • 2005: Began part time with Grace Covenant Church
  • 2005: Began working full-time with GCC
  • 2006: Ansa Katherine born
  • 2006: NANC Fellow
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Rick Thomas leads a training network for Christians to assist them in becoming more effective soul care providers. RickThomas.Net reaches people around the world through consulting, training, podcasting, writing, counseling, and speaking. In 1990 he earned a BA in Theology, and 1991 he received a BS in Education. In 1993 he was ordained into Christian ministry, and in 2000 he graduated with an MA in Counseling from The Master’s College in Santa Clarita, CA. In 2006 he was recognized as a Fellow of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). He also received certification from the International Association of Biblical Counselors (IABC). His organization is a training center for IABC.

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