Dr. Rick Thompson is husband to Teri and dad to Taylor and Tallie, and a fourth-generation pastor of a missionally-focused church on the west side of Oklahoma City. His church is well known for its work in the surrounding community, in global missions and for its long history of training pastors and leaders. He 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, he 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.