Death has been all around the world, and death has been around the church recently. Death is an enemy of man, the Bible tells us. We mourn, we grieve, we are comforted by the knowledge of God’s truth and the hope of the resurrection. What also might and should we do when confronted by death?
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.