"Hearing" is a key factor in our calling and conversion, as we read throughout the Bible. Christ speaks of having "ears that hear" to His disciples and to the seven churches of Revelation. He cautions against becoming dull or hearing and the associated hardening of our hearts. Of what is He warning those of us who are living in the end times?
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.