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Pastor Ricky R. Temple

Dr. Ricky Temple is one of America's most innovative leaders. His straight forward and captivating messages have endeared him to many around the country. His unique communication style gives him the ability to take complex subjects and make them easy to understand. But it's his deep commitment to developing leaders, churches, and families that has made him a sought after speaker and consultant.

He currently serves as Senior Pastor of Overcoming by Faith Ministries in Savannah, GA, a church he has faithfully served since 1981. For excellence in committed service and ministry achievement Pastor Ricky was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity Degree from the International Church of Foursquare Gospel in 1997. From June of 2011 to December of 2013 he was called to a coast to coast ministry as he stepped in as the Lead Pastor of The Church on the Way in Van Nuys, CA, while continuing to serve at Overcoming by Faith. He earned a Master’s Degree in Strategic Leadership from Life Pacific College. He is the co-author of Why Smart People Make Dumb Choices. His new book, The Gumbo Principle: How to Get Along With Those You Love, Work With, and Don't Like, will be released in 2017.

He is loved and appreciated as a visionary whose goal in life is to help make the world a better place to live in. With a strong passion for God, humor, practical insight, and a unique "down home" approach, Dr. Ricky Temple will deliver refreshing insights that will challenge, strengthen, and encourage you.


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