Pastor/Author Rick Blaisdell
Rick was born in New Hampshire and moved to Vermont at the age of 6 months, and has been a Vermont resident for most of his life. After graduating from high school in June 1964, he enlisted in the US Air Force, serving in Texas, Georgia, and Germany. He was honorably discharged in 1968 and served two more years in the Air Force Reserves. In brief, his life after the military took a turn toward playing in several rock bands, (he was a drummer), drugs, and alcohol. This lifestyle continued for another 13 years until God supernaturally intervened in Rick's life.
Rick and his wife Faith are the co-founders of Renewed Life in Jesus Church, established in 1986 in Rockingham, Vermont. He was ordained into the ministry on November 18th, 1990, and served as the co-pastor until April, 1999. Later in the same month, he was officially designated by the Board of Ministry to serve as the new senior pastor. At the time of this writing in 2014, Rick still serves the church in that capacity. His heart's desire is to see people from all lifestyles, with all kinds of problems and issues, sicknesses, and diseases brought willingly to the Cross of Christ for healing, deliverance, and restoration. Through Renewed Life in Jesus Church, Rick is, and has been very much involved with supporting missionaries and sending short-term mission workers nearly every year since 1991, (including himself), into the foreign countries of Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, the Republic of Slovakia, Kenya, Africa, the Philippines, and South India.
*Rick Blaisdell is the author of two published books: One Life to Give-the daily journals of his short-term mission trips.
In the Preface of his recently published book One Life to Give-Living Water for Thirsty Souls, Rick shares in more depth of his life with the intent of showing the reader how powerfully God can and will change a person's life if he or she is willing.
Both books in paperback and e-book version are available on Rick’s book site: www.onelifetogivebook.com or www.amazon.com and www.barnesandnoble.com