Sundays at 9 & 10:45

Rik Budd

God has blessed me with an incredible life partner, Linda, of 54+ years. Linda is not only my best friend and the love of my life, but, as God promised, she completes me. God has further blessed Linda and me with three sons, three “daughters-in-love”, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren, who are the brightest and most talented kids on the planet.

Why are we so blessed? I am glad you asked. We are blessed because four decades ago, Linda and I accepted the free, completely undeserved favor of God found in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

God’s gift of salvation always amazes me—that while I was a sinner Christ died for me, and through his death he gave me new life. The new life that God has given me has meaning and purpose.

God has created me for relationship—first, with himself; second, with my wife and family; and third, with his people. I am his ambassador; therefore I am blessed to be a blessing. Sharing the truth of God’s love found in Christ is the greatest calling, and it brings me joy to see others become his disciples.

What is the most adventurous thing you have done as an adult?

Linda and I enjoy the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest (God’s creation). We enjoy walking the beaches, hiking, and biking. Some of the greatest adventures that I’ve experienced have included scuba diving and climbing some of the mountains in our region. However, the greatest adventure is being a part of the journey that God has called LifeWay Church to follow.