Dr. Rick Marshall

About Dr. Rick Marshall

Bro. Rick officially became the seventh Pastor of Eastern Hills Baptist Church on July 3 of 1994. He enjoys playing golf and all outdoor sports. Among his favorites are the book The Greatest Generation and the movie The Passion of the Christ. Bro. Rick’s favorite Bible verse is “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”, Philippians 4:13.

Start the Church Year Right in Sunday School

Sunday School is more than just a church organization.  It is the door through which people are reached, care ministry is given and the Word is taught.  Some people focus on the size of classes whether big or small.  Here are some thoughts to ponder about Sunday School classes and their size.  It should be large enough to provide a sustaining fellowship and mutual communication,  but small enough for each person to know the other. It should be large enough in … [Read more...]

Pastor’s Paragraphs: September 22, 2017

For these twenty-three years I have had the privilege of writing some words to you each week in THE MESSENGER.  Often they were words of information and encouragement about what was happening in our church or our work together as Baptists.  I have loved writing words of commendation about ministers and members who have helped us move forward in ministry.  Sometimes these words spoke to burdens we shared over needs in our world, especially in times of disaster or other troubles. … [Read more...]

Pastor’s Paragraphs: September 15, 2017

When life is going well we tend to take it for granted.  We begin to think that is the way it will always be and focus more and more on ourselves.  Then on a larger scale, events like the hurricanes Harvey and Irma come along.  If it is not from nature, sometimes it is from events closer to home like unexpected illness, accidents or other tragedies which reminds us we live in a fallen world.  We come face to face with not only our own suffering but that of others.  … [Read more...]

Pastor’s Paragraphs: September 8, 2017

Some of you were not here Sunday and did not get the Week of Prayer brochure which was in the bulletin.  This coming week is a concentrated time of prayer for this state and various Great Commission Ministries of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions and the Alabama Woman’s Missionary Union.  In addition to the week of prayer information which was in the brochure, the Myers-Mallory Mission Offering will help fund these various ministries.  We are blessed with more than … [Read more...]

Pastor’s Paragraphs: September 1, 2017

Join me in congratulating those who were elected this past Sunday to serve on our Pastor Search Committee.  You should lift them up in prayer each day in view of the challenge before them.  We should also add that the church elected an outstanding group who will follow the Lord’s leading and in His time bring to us the next Pastor/Shepherd for our church family.  Unless a person has served before, few appreciate the demands of this task.  I also want to mention others on the … [Read more...]