Rev. Craig Rikard


We are in the process of pastoral change and Reverend Craig Rikard will be filling in until a permanent pastor is appointed. Rev. Rikard was originally from Cordele, GA, but is now residing Valdosta, Ga. He is married to Gail Dorminey Rikard and they have two daughters, Heather and Paige, and one granddaughter, Kamdyn. Rev. Rikard has earned a BS in Psychology from VSU, a Masters of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary, a Masters in Marriage and Family Counseling from Mercer University, and a Doctorate of Divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary.

In addition to his wealth of knowledge, he has 40 years of service in ministry all over the state. He has written two books, one of which is titled Hidden Epidemic leading to his award of Georgia Writer of the Year for Memoirs in 2010. We are looking forward to all that Reverend Craig Rikard will bring to Bemiss United Methodist Church.