As we come back from the peace and tranquility of the Feast of Tabernacles, it can be an “eye-opener” to see where the world is and to where it is headed. Given all that is going on in America and the world with the virus and the “fruits” of it, it is clear that we are in what the Bible calls a time of ”warfare.” God does not leave us unprepared for the times we live in, or the times ahead. He arms His soldiers with what we need to emerge victorious.
Rick Shabi was ordained an elder in 2000, and relocated to northern Florida in 2004. He attended Ambassador College and graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Business, with a major in Accounting. After enjoying a rewarding career in corporate and local hospital finance and administration, he became a pastor in January 2011. Since then, he and his wife Deborah have served in the Orlando and Jacksonville, Florida, churches. Rick served as the Treasurer for the United Church of God from 2013–2022, and was named President in May 2022.