Album: Blessed to be a Blessing by Pastor Ricky
Pastor Ricky was born in Kingston Jamaica; he migrated to the United States in 1982, and subsequently graduated from Northwestern High School in Adelphi, Maryland. While living a sinful life as a dancehall deejay and street hustler, he answered the call of God in March 1994. Through God’s Grace, Pastor Ricky earned a BS in Management from The University of Potomac in June 2006, and an MBA in Business from Columbia Union College in June 2008, prior to pursuing an MDIV in Ministry with a concentration in Pastoral Counseling at Washington Capital Bible Seminary in Lanham, Maryland. Prior to pursuing his BS, MBA, and MDIV degrees, Pastor Ricky also attended Jericho Christian Training Bible College under the tutelage of the late Apostle Betty Peebles.
Throughout the years, Pastor Ricky became involved in numerous ministries geared toward spreading the gospel, and winning souls. These included but were not limited to Hospital ministry, Nursing homes, ministering to the homeless at the Homeless shelters, and Prison ministry. Most notably, Pastor Ricky ministered at Georgetown University Medical Center; Gospel Rescue Mission Homeless Center; Prisons and Jails in Washington, DC metropolitan area such as the Lorton Correctional Center in Lorton, Virginia; DC Jail in Washington, DC; Upper Marlboro Correctional Center in Upper Marlboro, Maryland; Jessup Correctional Center in Jessup, Maryland, and many fellowship churches in the U.S.A. and Jamaica.
Over 25 years ago the Lord called Pastor Ricky and he answered the Master’s called by walking away from the Dance halls to serve the Lord faithfully in ministry. However, in January 2017 the Lord deposited into his Spirit to produce his first Reggae Gospel Album titled "From the Dance Hall to the Church Hall." The Album has 10 tracks.
The Album was released on June 29, 2019, and is currently being distributed by CD Baby. Currently, the Album is available online at over 150 Digital online Music stores and streaming services worldwide.
On June 8, 2019, Pastor Ricky performed is first Gospel concert in Queens, New York and shared the stage with King Arthur, and Kevin Heath.
Between June through December 2019, Pastor Ricky ministered in six live performances and have shared the stage with Minister Michael Reid, Patrick Reid, Keesa Peart, Eddie Nebelit, Minister Ted Robinson, DC Praise, Wayne Mr. Praise, Beverly Rose, Bro Kenny Nelson and others.
On August 10, 2020, Pastor Ricky released his second Album titled “Blessed to be a Blessing” which is available online at over 150 Digital online Music stores and streaming services worldwide.
To date, Pastor Ricky was blessed to ministered 13 Virtual live Concerts sharing the live with Glacia Robinson, Flavia Beswick, Brotha George, Delroy Cooper, Winsome Douglas, Devon Silver, Jesus Rambo, Jennifer Cruz, Orville West, Amen Virtuous, and Chiny Ezzike.
To date, Pastor Ricky has been blessed to conduct 64 live Gospel Radio station interviews and has made 63 Drops and 65 Dubplate Specialists for several different Radio station disc jockey personalities.