Hi … my name is Rick Rouse and I am the lead pastor at One Church FMC in Akron, NY. I married the girl next store named Pam and we have 2 children and 4 granddaughters. We are blessed to live close to them and watching them grow has been an incredible experience. I have been in ministry since 1982 which means I became a pastor when I was 10 … LOL! My passion has been church planting and we have helped plant 4 churches in the last 10 years. Recently I asked our staff to create a one sentence job description recently so here is mine “Creating a church culture where people can flourish in their relationship with God.” The challenge for churches this last year has been how do we engage people who are far from God and introduce them to Jesus. It is what drew me to full time ministry and continues to be what drives me today.