Almost 2,000 years ago, Christ comforted His disciples by saying He was going to “prepare a place” for them (and us). What did He mean? Where is this place? Is it in heaven, like much of the world believes? What is this place? A place of safety? The Bible provides the inspiring answer.
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.