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Rick Washburn Jr. grew up in Medellín, Colombia. He was saved at the young age of 5. Rick was called to ministry while in high school and began to preach at the age of 15. He went on to graduate from Arlington Baptist College in 1996 with a B.S. in Missions. He and his wife Megan then served as second-generation, church-planting missionaries for 11 years, both in Colombia and Spain. Rick has been serving as the Lead Pastor at VBT since 2007.
Children's Ministry Director
Megan is from New Carlisle, OH. She has attended VBT for most of her life and was saved at the young age of 8 years old. She was called to be a vocational missionary and surrendered to that call when she was 18 years old. She then went on to graduate from Arlington Baptist College with a B.S. in Biblical Studies in 1997. She and her husband, Rick then served as second-generation, church-planting missionaries for 11 years, both in Colombia and Spain. They then moved back to serve at VBT when Rick was called as Lead Pastor in 2007. She has been serving as the Children’s Ministry director since that time.
Rick Washburn Sr.
Director of Senior Ministries
Rick grew up in the Dayton and Vandalia area and was saved while attending a service at VBT on November 20, 1968, after he came home from serving in the Navy. He was serving in the church when God began to call him to ministry. It was at this time that he surrendered to the call to ministry. He then attended the Bible Baptist Seminary in Arlington, Texas. This school later became known as Arlington Baptist College before he graduated in 1975. While in college God laid it on his heart to serve as a church-planting missionary in Colombia. He and his wife Jackie served there as missionaries out of VBT for 38 years and they returned to serve at VBT in 2013. Since that time, Rick helped found the Bridge Builders Bible Institute and has been leading the senior ministries.