Rick Hogaboam serves as senior pastor at Sovereign Grace Fellowship in Nampa, ID (www.sovereigngracefellowship.org) and on the board for Lifeline Pregnancy Center in Nampa, ID. He is married to Mimi, and they have four children (Cody, Kira, Lexi, Ezra). The kids are enrolled in Hogaboam Academy (aka 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, CA and was awarded an academic/baseball scholarship to Central Christian College of Kansas, where he majored in Youth Ministry. After Central, Rick transferred into the pastoral training program at Calvary Chapel School of Ministry (Costa Mesa, CA) and served 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 and was inducted into Delta Epsilon Chi, the Association for Biblical Higher Education honors society, which is “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 and serve in pastoral ministry after marriage. He has a M.Th. from The North American Reformed Seminary and additional education through Acton University, Hillsdale College, and Western Seminary.
Rick has served as a host for Redemption Radio, which aired on 94.1FM in the Boise region, and has filled in 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.
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, Chapel Speaker, Guest Speaker at Public Schools, Walk for Life, Downs Syndrome Buddy Walk, the City of Nampa Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, and more.