Bishop Rick Lewis

Bishop Rick Lewis has been preaching since he was 16 years old. He preached his first sermon at the Empire Road Church of Deliverance in Mansfield, Ohio. Following in the foot steps of his father and mother he accepted his call to the ministry at a young age. Having been raised in a Pastor's home, he learned how to become successful at relationships and ministry. Bishop Lewis often attributes his success in pastoring to the way his father and mother always lived for Christ in front of him and taught him through their experience how to be faithful to Christ. 


Bishop Lewis attended South Central High School. After high school he continued in ministry pursuing a closer relationship with God. He went through various educational programs starting back in 1988. He became an Ordained Bishop in the Church of God not long after that. Since the beginning of his ministry career of over 30 years, he has successfully pastored four Church of God churches. He came to Shelby in 2001 and has been faithfully serving since. Along with pastoring, he also serves as a local Licensed Real Estate Agent since 2012.  


First Lady Connie Lewis, and Bishop have four grown children and six grandchildren. Throughout the years, they have worked together in ministry and have seen many people come to the saving knowledge of Christ. This dynamic team has become great fore runners for Christ and have set a Godly example on how to serve God and family. 


In 2018, Bishop Lewis had a vision to build a large gymnasium next to our current church facility. Over a year  later, we successfully passed all inspections and God has been doing amazing things with the building for our church and the community. After serving as Chaplain of the Shelby Police and Shelby Fire Departments, he got a burden for our town. Through this season in his life, a new vision was birthed. We are so honored today to have this amazing building.