Rick Hogaboam serves as the senior pastor at Sovereign Grace Fellowship in Nampa, ID (www.sovereigngracefellowship.org). He is married to Mimi, and has four children (Cody, Kira, Lexi, Ezra), who are all the joy of his life. The kids are enrolled in homeschool , love learning, love to swim, love to sing, love their Church, and love their Lord.
Born and raised predominantly in Torrance, CA, Rick graduated from El Segundo High School and earned an academic/baseball scholarship to Central Christian College of Kansas and studied in their Youth Ministry program. Deciding to give up baseball after his freshman year in order to focus on ministry and Biblical studies, Rick transferred into the Pastoral training program at Calvary Chapel School of Ministry (Costa Mesa, CA), while also serving as an intern at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. Rick subsequently completed his B.Th. at The King’s University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He was also inducted into Delta Epsilon Chi, the Association for Biblical Higher Education honor society designed to encourage and recognize students and alumni among accredited institutions in the Association who have distinguished themselves through intellectual achievement, Christian character, and leadership ability. Rick was subsequently accepted into The Bethlehem Seminary and a pastoral internship at Bethlehem Baptist Church, but instead opted to remain in California, where he served in pastoral ministry. He has a Th.M. from The North American Reformed Seminary. Additional formal education also includes coursework from Hillsdale College and Acton University, as well as a certificate from Western Seminary.
Pastor Hogaboam also teaches Bible Doctrine III (Soteriology), Biblical Theology, Old Testament Survey, New Testament Survey, Sermon Reflections, Biblical Studies, and Practical Pastoral Ministry at Sovereign Grace Institute, as well as serving The North American Reformed Seminary where he mentors degree-seeking students. Rick has served as a host for Redemption Radio, which aired on 94.1FM in the Boise region, and also guest-hosts for apologist Matt Slick’s program “Faith and Reason,” which is a part of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry (CARM). Rick also serves as the Idaho district leader for the Gospel Coalition and moderates the Treasure Valley Reformation Society.
Rick has ministered within a broad segment of Evangelicalism and has also served in various ministry roles, including: Children, Junior High, High School, College, Young Adult, Congregational Assimilation, Pastoral Visitation, Christian Education, Assistant Pastor, and Lead Pastor. Rick’s community involvement while in ministry has included: Varsity Baseball Coach, Varsity Baseball Pitching Coach, Little League Manager, Challenger League Baseball Coach (Special Needs), Junior High Basketball Coach, Retreat Director, Chapel Speaker, Guest Speaker at Public Schools, Walk for Life, Downs Syndrome Buddy Walk, the City of Nampa Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, and more.