Pastor Rex A. Ricks, Sr. has a gregarious personality that attracts believers and non-believers alike. His extraordinary spirit of generosity surges through every component of his ministry and his personal life. Having received his mandate from God, Pastor Rex, obediently fulfills his calling as Senior Pastor of Shekinah Glory Fellowship Center in Fayetteville, Georgia and Asheboro, NC. Called into ministry at the age of twelve, his gift was cultivated through the vigilant mentorship of his father, Bishop James R. Ricks, Sr. (an assiduous Pastor for over five decades).
Pastor Rex initiated his theological studies at the Atlanta School of Biblical Studies. He later completed his ministerial training at the renowned Crenshaw Christian Center Ministry Training Institute in Los Angeles, CA, founded by Apostle Frederick K.C. Price. Pastor Rex has over eighteen years of teaching and counseling, which enables him to reach others with humor, warmth, transparency, and wisdom. His increased pivotal focus on ministry, spiritual growth, outreach, and relevant application of the Word has led him to further pursue a Master of Arts degree in Theology at Atlantic Coast Theological Seminary. Pastor Rex is also a Licensed Professional Therapist.
Pastor Rex’s vision is candidly apparent, with one fundamental principle; to increase and develop a congregation of empowered people for the kingdom of God. He and his wife, Pastor Tracy are an anointed couple that God is using to make purposeful changes in people’s lives. As a potent ministry team, they are committed servants of God, working together to make Shekinah Glory Fellowship Center - “A Place Where Everybody is Important.”
Pastor Rex uses innovative methods to teach his congregation and others how to tangibly apply the word of God to their everyday lives. Laboring in his theological studies, Pastor Rex exegetes the principles, laws, statutes, and covenants of God in an approach that is relatable to all audiences. His passion for expository teaching has allowed him to “live out” his convictions and remain indisputably faithful to his life in ministry and his family. He ministers the word of God with such power, authority, and conviction that it transforms the lives of all who are willing.
God has given Pastor Rex a heart for His people and a mandate to teach His true and uncompromising Word – “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” – John 8:32. He is committed to fulfilling the absolute vision that God has given to Shekinah Glory Fellowship Center and beyond. He is definitely not afraid to trust God and to think BIG.
Pastor Rex A. Ricks, Sr. is a native of Trinity, NC and currently resides in Fayetteville, GA with his wife, Pastor Tracy S. Ricks and their three children, Christina, Rex Jr. and Tia.
Tracy Stallworth Ricks is a preeminent speaker, life coach, author, and pastor. She has been in full-time ministry for over nineteen years. Her early years of ministry began as the founding Pastor of Shekinah Glory Fellowship Center. She presently serves as Assistant Pastor under the leadership of her husband, Pastor Rex A. Ricks, Sr. With a divine call and passion for the total transformation of women, Pastor Tracy established G.E.M.S. (Genuine Excellent Mentoring Services through Coaching and Counseling) which focuses on equipping women to reach their highest potential in their personal, spiritual, and professional development. She is also the founder of the Brave Women Online Empowerment Club for the elite and unique woman, with a vision to empower women for whole life prosperity.
Pastor Tracy received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Broadcasting Communications from the University of Alabama. She is a certified transformational life coach, licensed professional therapist and has completed her studies for a Master’s Degree in Counseling/Psychology. Pastor Tracy is also an alumnus of the renowned Crenshaw Christian Center Ministry Training Institute where Apostle Frederick K.C. Price is the founding President. She is the eighth daughter of Nettie (Lonnie) Stallworth and is a native of Mt. Vernon, Alabama.
Pastor Tracy is very dedicated to all those whom she has the honor to coach. She is committed to “the call” of helping all her clients and as a result of working with her, women rise to their highest potential and start living their very best life, “the good life” while moving forward! Pastor Tracy is inspiring, precise, and very authentic. She is a truly gifted speaker who invokes positive change in the lives of all those who have the opportunity to be a part of her audience. Pastor Tracy is an amazing mother, proven trailblazer, faith walker, and a passionate warrior for women. She is also the founder of God’s Little Jewels, a mentoring program for girls ages 8-14. This program is designed to educate and empower little girls, and help prevent the display of at-risk behavior in their future.
Pastor Tracy believes passionately about living a balanced “good life” and leading by example. Some of her hobbies include traveling, reading, and riding with her husband on their Harley-Davidson motorcycle. She and her husband, Pastor Rex reside in Fayetteville, GA along with their three children, Christina, Rex Jr., and Tia Lonnette Ricks.