Pastor Richie Hawkins

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Pastor Richie Hawkins has served as our pastor since July of 2023. He and his wife Ashley, along with their two boys, Ben and Jon, moved here from Maine where he served as the pastor of the Camden, Maine Seventh-day Adventist church for almost five years. Richie also is the pastor of the Fremont, Nebraska Seventh-day Adventist church.


Pastor Richie was born in Brunswick, Maine at the Parkview Adventist hospital and was raised in the church. However, he was called into ministry later in life. He previously worked in retail as a store manager and also worked in the IT industry before following the call that God placed on his heart. He enjoys working with couples both with premarital counseling as well as marriage counseling and he is Prepare Enrich certified. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, biking, cooking, and spending time with his family.


It is his goal to use every opportunity that the Holy Spirit gives him to reach out and connect with people who need to be introduced to Jesus.


Blogs From Former Pastor Thure Martinsen

… the Love of Christ!

By Thure Martinsen | December 16, 2021

In the middle of Ephesians, Paul shares this incredible prayer: I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may…

… the Right Time!

By Thure Martinsen | December 9, 2021

In Galatians 4 we find this passage: But when the right time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, subject to the law. God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children. (Galatians 4:4-5, NLT) This time…

… before the world began!

By Thure Martinsen | December 2, 2021

There’s an incredible verse found in 1 Peter 1: For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And it was not paid with mere gold or silver, which lose their value. It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of…