Rick AtchleyRick Atchley

The Hills Church
North Richland Hills, TX

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Rick Atchley has been the Teaching Minister at The Hills since 1989, and one of his great joys has been the privilege of raising his kids in a church that values children. He grew up in a religious tradition that taught him to fear God, but not to love him. Even worse, he was not sure God really loved him. That’s one reason why he is such a believer in the power of gospel preaching. He was blessed in college and in my young adult years to hear the gospel of God’s grace preached, and over time he began to believe in a God who loved us, who was for us, and who did through Christ what we could never do so that He could spend eternity with us.

That’s why Romans 8 is Rick's favorite chapter in the Bible.  "I love the strong declaration that 'there is no condemnation in Christ,' and still am moved by the realization that 'if God is for us, who can be against us?'"

Rick is married to Jamie, and they are the proud parents of three grown children—Michael, Morgan, and Matthew.