Perhaps without realizing it, true Christians can find themselves in a perilous situation. Like swimmers who may drift away from their boat and put their very lives at stake if they can’t get back to safety, the Bible warns us to guard against “drifting away.” The Bible tells us what to do and gives us examples of what happens when people succumb to this very natural tendency.
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.