Rick Holland is the student ministries pastor at Grace Community Church and will be a keynote speaker at the God Focused Youth Ministry Training Conference sponsored by the organization where I work.
During my West Coast swing I visited GCC and its Crossroads College ministry that Rick pastors last Sunday. On Monday Rick made time for an interview that is now posted on GodFocused.org.
It's amazing for me to think of what God must be doing on college campuses like USC, UCLA, and many others when more than a thousand college students are sitting under Rick's preaching every Sunday. If my memory serves correctly, more than 200 students showed up at the first UCLA on-campus Bible study of the school year.
Rick's ministry has been personally challenging to me. Download some of his sermons and subscribe to his weekly RixMix commentary. I'm told that podcasting will be available soon. The Crossroads philosophy of ministry is also a great resource for anyone in youth work or any aspect of local church ministry.