Reverend Garrick Sinclair "Ricky" Beckett was ordained and installed as Associate Pastor of Zion Lutheran Church on Sunday, June 27, 2021. He is also the campus pastor at Christ the King Lutheran Chapel located on the Central Michigan University campus. Pastor Ricky is a graduate from Concordia Seminary. Before seminary, he served active duty in the U.S. Army for 3 years as a professional saxophonist in the Army Bands. After the Army, he attended Concordia University-Ann Arbor and graduated magna cum laude in the Pre-Seminary program with a major in Christian Thought and a minor in Theological Languages. Pastor Ricky is married to his wife, Emilia, who emigrated into the United States from Finland to pursue higher education. They got married in May 2020 at her home church, Immanuel Lutheran Church in St. Charles, Missouri. In his free time, Pastor Ricky enjoys spending quality time with Emilia, doing photography, writing poetry, reading, and playing video games.
Jesus said, "I am the bread of life; he who comes to me shall never hunger, and he who believes in me shall never thirst." (John 6:35) We are all God's children - our heavenly Father created us and through the Holy Spirit has called us into faith in his Son Jesus Christ. We are also gathered together as one body in Christ and enlightened and sanctified by God's good and rich gifts. The blessings of Jesus' life, death on the cross, and resurrection from the dead are the most precious things we have to offer and we celebrate them at Zion. You are welcome and invited to join us here as God provides true living bread for all who hunger and thirst for everlasting life! Please join us.
Pastor Jonathon Bakker
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