Pastor Brad Rickard has been ministering at Immanuel since the fall of 2010.

He is a 1985 graduate of Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio,  where he earned his bachelors degree in Bible.  His ministry began with 4 years at Scioto Hills Camp and Retreat Center in Wheelersburg, Ohio where he had earlier met his wife Becky.  After 12 years in the associate pastor ministry he attended Baptist Bible Seminary in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, where he earned a Masters of Divinity degree in 2004.  He then served 6 years as Senior Pastor in Lansing, Michigan, prior to coming to Columbus.

Pastor Brad has a passion for the local church  to be in love with God, His Word, and Others.  His passion is a “One Another” ministry that truly models the love of Christ through its leadership and members.  Immanuel strives to be ministry that is a loving resource to those hurting and lost; as well as a ministry that is a welcoming place for believers to grow and serve with the abilities  God has given them.

“To God be the glory for all that He is, has done, and will accomplish at Immanuel.
                                                             This is His church!  May His stamp of ownership be on all that is done.”

                                                                                                                         Pastor Brad