Rick Pina made Jesus his Lord in 1995. He immediately perceived he was call to preach the Gospel. He has been preaching the Gospel of Jesus the Christ ever since. God has graced Rick to teach the Word in a way that is easily understood. Rick preaches a message that empowers believers to user their faith to access God's grace. Part of Rick's purpose is to help people find their own.
For the past 19(+) years Rick Piña has shared a daily devotional (Today’s Word) and it has grown to a global following. In 2007, Rick and his wife Isabella, started RIPMinistries (Rick and Isabella Piña Ministries). They are teaching the Word with simplicity and sharing God’s love around the world.
RIPMinistries has a church (Grace Destiny Church) in the Dominican Republic and two schools (Grace Destiny Academy), where the ministry provides an education for 150(+) disadvantaged children; providing a Christ-based education that will train them to become the men/women God called them to be.
Rick and Isabella are currently based out of Woodbridge, VA, where they serve under their Spiritual Parents, Apostles Tony and Cynthia Brazelton, at Victory Christian Ministries International (VCMI) -- Virginia.
Born in Brooklyn to immigrant parents and raised in a multiracial environment, Rick easily connects with all people, of all backgrounds, at all levels. God uses Rick to reach General and Private, rich and poor, Black and White, Hispanic and Asian. Like Paul, Rick believes he is graced to be all things to all people, so that some may be saved.