The Feast of Trumpets foretells a time when the world becomes aware of God's strength and power, and a terrible time ("Who can endure it?" the Bible says) when God pours out His vengeance. That time ushers in the return of Christ. God warns His people to be listening to the trumpets that are around us. Are we listening? Do we hear the trumpets?
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, FL churches. Rick also serves as the Treasurer for the United Church of God.