Pastor Rick Seltzer

Our Interim Pastor

Pastor Rick and Debbie have been serving the Lord in ministry for 43 years. Their last full-time pastorate in Yuma, Arizona concluded in 2018, where Rick served as Senior Pastor for 23 years in a dynamic church with a global reach. Partnering with the people of Grace Bible Fellowship, they were blessed to see God bring about much fruit from the church’s missions ministry. Over 1000 people came to Christ in the 23 years and the church sent out approximately 35 short-term mission teams, had a book published in Sri Lanka, and established a ministry in Jordan to Syrian Refugees.

Now Rick & Debbie are full-time missionaries with Global Training Network. They train and serve Pastors and church leaders in various parts of the world. Their service includes Jordan, Guatemala, Sri Lanka, UAE, Rwanda, Mexico, Egypt, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and Native American populations, all of which involved service and training of indigenous leaders. Also now, Rick is the Church Health Consultant on the team of Venture Church Network Southwest. He is a coach, interim, and servant to the 75 churches and pastors of our association of churches of which First Baptist Church of Nogales is a part.

Rick is a graduate of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College (BA) and Liberty University (M. Div. in Pastoral Ministries). He is also certified by the John Maxwell Team as a Leadership Team Trainer. Debbie has her Teaching degree (BS) from Liberty University and has been a teacher in Arizona for 17 years. She decided to retire and help support teaching around the world with GTN in 2017 and serving churches in 2019.

Rick and Debbie were married in June of 1981 and have three grown children who are all serving the Lord. They also fostered two young ladies for 3 ½ years, whom they consider to be their children as well.

Rick and Debbie are passionate about empowering God’s people and churches to move forward in evangelism, discipleship, and leadership development so that the Kingdom of God moves forward in our community and around the world. They are thrilled to be a part of the FBC Nogales family during this special time and look forward to serving us and loving us in this transitional time as we seek a settled pastor and expand our influence of the gospel in our community!

 

Pastor Rick’s role is to help FBC find their next pastor, while pastoring and leading the church into their future.

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office @fbcnogales.org

(520) 281-1677

1916 N. Frank Reed Rd Nogales AZ 85621

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First Baptist Church of Nogales

Contact Us

office @fbcnogales.org

(520) 281-1677