Who is Rick Hogaboam?
Rick Hogaboam serves as the Senior Pastor at Sovereign Grace Fellowship in Nampa, ID (www.sovereigngracefellowship.org). He is married to Mimi, and has three children (Cody, Kira, & Lexi), who are all the joy of his life. The kids are enrolled in homeschool , love learning, love to swim, love to sing, love their Church, and love their Lord.
Born and raised predominantly in Torrance, CA, Rick graduated from El Segundo High School and earned a baseball scholarship to Central Christian College of Kansas and studied in their Youth Ministry program. Deciding to give up baseball after his freshman year in order to focus on ministry and Biblical Studies, Rick was accepted into the Pastoral Training program at Calvary Chapel School of Ministry (Costa Mesa), also serving as an intern at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa under Chuck Smith and staff. Rick subsequently enrolled at The King’s University, where he obtained a B.Th., earned Summa Cum Laude honors, and was inducted into the National Theological Honors Society. Rick was subsequently accepted into The Bethlehem Institue and given an oppurtunity to minister at Bethlehem Baptist Church (pastored by John Piper), but instead opted to remain in California, where he served as a College/Youth pastor. Rick has done post-graduate studies at South African Theological Seminary and has earned a Certificate in Christian Studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
Before accepting a call in May 2008 to serve as Senior Pastor at Sovereign Grace Fellowship, Rick served as an Associate Pastor at Second Reformed Church in Marion, NY from 2005-2008. During his time in upstate New York; daughter Lexi was born (7-12-06), he shoveled lots of snow, fell in love with the Garbage Plate, became a Buffalo Bills and Rochester Red Wings fan, and was overwhelmed by the love of a wonderful Church family. Rick considers his time in New York life-transforming and is indebted to the wonderful example of Pastoral Minsitry exhibited by the Rev. Donald White.
Rick also teaches Bible Doctrine III (Soteriology), Biblical Theology, Old Testament Survey, New Testament Survey, Sermon Reflections, Biblical Studies, and Practical Pastoral Ministry at Sovereign Grace Institute. Rick has served as a host for Redemption Radio, which aired on 94.1FM in the Boise region, and also guest-hosts for apologist Matt Slick’s program “Faith and Reason”, which is a part of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry (CARM). Rick also serves as the Idaho district leader for the Gospel Coalition.
Rick has ministered within a broad segment of Evangelicalism and has also served in various ministry roles, including: Children, Junior High, High School, College, Young Adult, Assimilation, Christian Education, Assistant Pastor, Lead Pastor. Rick’s community involvement while in ministry has included: Varsity Baseball Coach, Varsity Baseball Pitching Coach, Little League Manager, Challenger League Baseball Coach (Special Needs), Junior High Basketball Coach, Retreat Director, Chapel Speaker, Guest Speaker at Public Schools, Walk for Life, Downs Syndrome Buddy Walk, and more.