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

… Until Heaven!

By Thure Martinsen | November 18, 2021

Jesus made this promise to His disciples just as they were beginning their last meal together before His arrest and death: “I have been very eager to eat this Passover meal with you before my suffering begins. For I tell you now that I won’t eat this meal again until its meaning is fulfilled in…

Where are You Focused?

By Thure Martinsen | November 11, 2021

One of the clearest statements on salvation is found in the second chapter of Ephesians: God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast…

So You Will Know!

By Thure Martinsen | November 4, 2021

The last night Jesus was with His disciples prior to His arrest and crucifixion, after speaking about Judas’ betrayal, He said: “I tell you this beforehand, so that when it happens you will believe that I am the Messiah.” (John 13:19, NLT) Then, a little bit later that same evening, after speaking about coming back to them…