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

“I Don’t Even Know Him!”

By Thure Martinsen | September 9, 2021

Most everyone who is familiar with the story of Jesus is also familiar with Peter’s denial of Jesus, even after promising he would be willing to die for Him. And our hearts break, both for Jesus and for Peter as we read the conclusion of the story found in Luke 22: Peter said, “Man, I…

Be Still …

By Thure Martinsen | September 2, 2021

God wants us to be still from our activities and watch Him work.

Living in the Palace

By Thure Martinsen | August 26, 2021

At the very end of the section dealing with the sixth of seven seals found in Revelation 6 – 7, we find this passage, telling about the “vast crowd, too great to count …” (verse 9). “These are the ones that died in the great tribulation” (verse 14). “That is why they stand in front…