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The Pastor

Dr. Maurice Ricks

The Pastor-Dr. Maurice Ricks

Dr. Maurice Ricks is the founder and Senior Pastor of Sure Foundation Bible Church (SFBC) which was organized in 1989.

Exemplifying spiritual growth and numerical growth today, SFBC has 750 members, 20 ministries and six mission churches under the leadership of Dr. Ricks.

Dr. Ricks is also the founder of School of the Scripture which is an accredited Bible college. The institution of biblical learning now has five branches located throughout the United States .

His educational achievements include numerous degrees: A Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies and Pastoral Ministry from Criswell College in Dallas , Texas ; a Master Degree in Religious Education from Glad Tidings Bible College in St. Louis, Missouri; a Doctorate Degree in Religious Education from School of the Scripture in Dallas, Texas; a Master Degree in Christian Counseling from School of the Scripture in Dallas, Texas; and a Diploma in Biblical Studies from Southern Bible Institute in Dallas, Texas. In addition, Dr. Ricks also attended Henderson State University in Arkadelphia , Arkansas and Bishop College in Dallas , Texas .

His pastoral background includes Oak Grove Baptist Church in Thornton , Arkansas , First Baptist Church in Bearden , Arkansas , and Galilee Baptist Church in Tyler , Texas .

Dr. Ricks is married to Priscilla, and he is the father of four children.


The Pastorís Wife-Lady Elect Priscilla Ricks

Dr. Priscilla Ricks has been married to Pastor Maurice Ricks for 27 years. She is an avid supporter of her husbandís vision and ministry.

At Sure Foundation Bible Church , Dr. Priscilla Ricks is Directress of Christian Education and Directress of Womenís Ministry.

In addition to her spiritual service, she is a teacher in the public sector where she has been endorsing education in that capacity for 32 years.

She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Special Education and Elementary Education from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia , Arkansas ; a Master Degree in Religious Education from Glad Tidings Bible College in St. Louis , Missouri ; a Doctorate Degree in Religious Education from School of the Scripture in Dallas , Texas .

Dr. Ricks enjoys balancing the demands of family, work and Christian service.


Pastor    Dr. Maurice Ricks  
Pastorís Wife    Dr. Priscilla Ricks  
Assistant Pastor    Dr. Anthony Miller  
Associate Ministers Minister Wives Deacons Deaconess
Dr. Steve Brody Sis. Pamela Miller Dea. Keith Moore Sis. Brenda Moore
Rev. Kelvin Finley Sis. Joyce Brody Dea. Lee Williams Sis. Karen Taylor
Rev. Michael Johnson Sis Youlanda Finley Dea. Charles Baker Sis. Charlotte Baker
Dr. Paul Johnson Sis. Lawanna Johnson Dea. Ocie Beasley Sis. Stephanie Evans
Dr. Linvel Pipkin Sis. Gracie Johnson Dea. Vernell Fisher Sis. Halana Witherspoon
Rev. Ricky Maxwell Sis. Mary Pipkin Dea. Benny Warren Sis. Cynthia Donald
Minister Minnie Fisher Sis. Brenda Stone Dea. Kelvin Evans Sis. Ruthie Patton
Rev. Leslie Stone Sis. Earsa Jackson Dea. Kevin Witherspoon Sis. Tracey Morton
Minister Shirley Warren Sis. Geannette Rosebud Dea. James Donald, Jr  
Rev. Anthony Jackson Sis. Margie Byrd Dea. Ronald Patton  
Rev. Danny Kinder Sis. Erma Moore Dea. Ron Morton  
Rev. Jeffrey McCowan Sis. Deloris Kinder Dea. Melvin Taylor  
Rev. Jerry Byrd Sis. Carolyn Shumate    
Minister Vickie Howard      
Rev. Kenneth Fincher

Church Clerks

Administrative Assistant

Finance Committee

Minister Sherri Young      
Rev. John Rosebud Sis. Gracie Johnson Sis. Pamela Miller Dr. Anthony Miller
Minister Darlene Cunningham Sis. Darnetha Dean

Mother's Board

Sis. Pamela Miller
Minister Jacqueline Vaughn   Mother L. Johnson Dea. Keith Moore
Rev. Gregory Givens   Mother J. Box Sis. Brenda Moore
Dr. Willie Sublet   Mother B. Burnett Dea. Vernell Fisher
Rev. Larry Shumate   Mother B. Stiggers Sis. Charlotte Baker
Rev. Jimmy Blair   Mother L. Rosmon  
Rev. Quinton White   Mother O. Hicks  



The First Lady

Priscilla Ricks























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