Rick Thompson is a fourth-generation pastor of a vibrant church in Oklahoma City. His church is well known for its work in the surrounding community and in global missions, as well as its long history of training pastors and leaders. Rick has authored six books, including The Healthy Church: Seven Principles Every Leader Should Know, which is part of the Global Action “Foundations” curriculum. In addition to pastoring Council Road Church, Rick has taught Church History and Old and New Testament at Wayland Baptist University and frequently leads conferences at pastor training events. Prior to serving on the board at Global Action, he served on the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention for eight years. He holds a BBA from Baylor University, an MDIV from Southwestern Theological Seminary and a DMIN from Midwestern Theological Seminary. Rick joined the Global Action board in 2007 and served as Chairman of the Board prior to becoming President. He and his wife Teri reside in Oklahoma.