Rick Saunders

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As an ordained minister and licensed pastoral counselor I am always available to offer my services to anyone I can assist.

 

Below are just a few ways that I am willing to offer my services:

 

PASTORAL COUNSELING

I am a licensed Pastoral Counselor through the American Association of Christian Therapist and a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.

As such I am willing to offer free, short-termed, structured, pastoral counseling through First Baptist Church of Woodbridge, VA. If you are not in the Woodbridge area please contact me, and I will try to put you in touch with individuals or groups in your area that may be able to help you. Counseling via e-mail or telephone is not available. All of my counseling must be done through the church and in compliance with church policies.

For more information click on the following link: http://www.fbcwoodbridge.org

Or call 703-730-9009 ext. 123.

 

 

MARRIAGE OFFICIATING

As an ordained minister, I am often called upon to perform weddings.

I am available to do this in both traditional and non-traditional ways.

I perform weddings in formal attire in a church setting, or in outdoor settings, or casual settings. I have performed many weddings for bikers in my full biker garb (including one in the Pentagon parking lot during Rolling Thunder and on the race track at Summit Point Raceway).

If you are seeking someone to perform your wedding in the Northern VA area, please feel free to contact me. I will request that you meet with me for appropriate pre-marital counseling before the ceremony.

Fees vary depending on travel and circumstances. However, I prefer to leave the fee up to the couple and am always willing to make it a donation to the Christian Motorcyclists Association’s Run for the Son or First Baptist Church of Woodbridge’s Benevolence Fund.

 

GUEST PREACHING

Whether it’s pulpit supply to cover for a vacationing pastor, or a guest sermon for a biker Sunday, I love the opportunity to preach. I am available to preach in biker attire for biker or missionary Sunday’s, but am just as comfortable in traditional dress for services.

Due to my busy schedule, I am not available for long-term pulpit supply.

 

BIKER BLESSINGS

If you are looking for someone to lead a biker blessing service, or speak to your church or group on behalf of the Christian Motorcyclists Association, please contact me, or the Northern VA Christian Riders, and we will see if we can assist you, or put you in contact with other CMA chapters closer to you if we are not available.

 

 

 

Please contact me if I can be of service in any of the above mentioned ways, or if you have any other questions.

 

 

 

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Credentials/resume

Rev. Rick Saunders, D.Min

Director of Pastoral Counseling, FBC, Woodbridge, VA.: 2008 – present

Lay-Counselor, FBC, Woodbridge, VA: 2000 – 2008

Chaplain, Truckers Christian Chapel Ministries: 2003 - 2004

Ordained to Gospel Ministry: 2007

Licensed to Gospel Ministry: 1999

Licensed Pastoral Counselor - AACT since 2004

Member of AACC since 2008

Doctor of Ministry – Andersonville Theological Seminary – will complete in 2009

Master of Psychology – Institute of Theology & Christian Therapy – 2007

Master of Pastoral Counseling – Andersonville Theological Seminary – 2005

Bachelor of Theology – Andersonville Theological Seminary – 2001

Diploma in Biblical Studies – Liberty Bible Institute – 1994