Rik Danielsen became a follower of Jesus in 1969. As a result, the Lord literally saved his life from alcohol and drug abuse. In 1972 he sensed God’s call into the ministry, and he has been serving on church and associational staffs since 1973. Rik has served churches in Arizona and California as Associate Pastor and lead Pastor. Today he continues to serve as the Director of Evangelism and Missions for the Yavapai Baptist Association and LeaderCare Facilitator for Arizona Baptist Children’s Services.
Rik helps the churches in his area with conflict management, Pastor Search Team training, and Interim and Transitional Pastor. He also leads the association in evangelism planning and church planting and revitalization.
Because of his many years of experience, Rik feels there is little a pastor experiences that he hasn’t experienced personally or seen in other pastors and churches. As a result, he hopes to lend a sympathetic ear and provide coaching when asked to. One of the great joys of Rik’s ministry today is supporting and encouraging pastoral leaders in the local church.