Rick is a native of Bethlehem, PA. and attended Temple University. He completed a pre -law curriculum and served in the Temple US Army ROTC Program receiving an honorable discharge upon graduation. He pursued a career in financial and investment planning and has been in practice since 1973. Rick and his wife, Debra, came to Christ in 1975 when they joined Bethel Baptist Church. Their 4 children graduated from UBCS and each went on to graduate from a Christian College. In recent years, Rick and Debra have had 13 grandchildren in attendance at UBCS. Rick served the Lord as a Deacon for 32 years at Bethel which provided him and his family opportunities to be involved in many areas of church ministry. UBCS, however, holds a special place in the lives of the Connors’. It is a ministry that Rick firmly believes is foundational to assisting families and churches in the spiritual and educational training of our young people, helping them to incorporate into their lives the principles and precepts of a Biblical worldview, and, ultimately, to live a successful life that is both pleasing and honoring to God.