Lead Pastor

Dr. Rick Blackwood

Rick Blackwood serves as Lead Pastor of Christ Fellowship in Miami, Florida. He graduated from Baptist Bible College and holds a D.Min from Grace Theological Seminary and an Ed.D from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Christ Fellowship is a multi-cultural church with 78 different nationalities of people in the congregation.

Under Rick's leadership, the church has grown from 800 to nearly 10,000 attendees each weekend, and has been listed for seven consecutive years among the fastest growing churches in America, as well as the largest in America. Christ Fellowship currently has six campuses in Miami-Dade County, with a vision to add three additional campuses and to plant ten new churches before 2020.

Rick is married to Rhonda. They have two daughters, Natalie and Rebekah.