Ricki Lee Brooks is a seasoned missionary and pastor with thirty-five years in ministry. He is the father of three grown children who walk with the Lord and the grandfather of four. He has degrees from Western Washington University and Multnomah Graduate School of Ministry (now Multnomah Biblical Seminary).
His heart is to help others overcome adversity by learning to truly walk in the presence of the Savior. Many years of ministry have allowed this in the lives of both adults and the next generations. Over 35 years ago, he and his wife, Vanita, wrote down their mission statement for life. Here it is...Our mission in life is to love our Lord, one another, and our children more and more every day and to help as many as possible to do the same thing.
Since then much has changed. Many have heard the life-changing news of Jesus Christ and are falling more in love with the Savior. And, sadly, yet triumphantly, Vanita is now with the Lord. One might think the death of his beloved would change the mission statement. It has not.
After losing Vanita at the hands of a drunk driver, he has often said, "Without her, I feel less effective, but not less impassioned. Helping people love the Lord is the greatest privilege on earth. It was never just about us. It was always about him."