As we continue our series of sermons on AGAPE love and how to develop it and apply it in our lives, we come to how to actively develop the agape love God would have us develop by looking into the Bible and letting it teach us to live Christ's second great commandment, "AGAPE your neighbor as yourself."
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.