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Rick Gardner

Rick Gardner

Facilities Manager


Date Started Working at Philadelphia:
March 2003

Where are you originally from:
Monroe, Louisiana

Vickie (Paul) wife, Paul & Jennifer Gardner, son & wife, Lori & Jason, daughter & husband, and 6 grandchildren

High School, 1 year at ULM

Favorite part of working at PBC:
When I started this job I read about the Levites in the Old Testament and their temple duties, it is truly an honor to serve in the house of the LORD!

Something you have learned from being at PBC:
It take a lot of work to make it all happen every week!

Favorite Bible verse(s):
“They who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31 (ESV)

“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:23 (ESV)

“Call on me and I will answer you, and I will show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” Jeremiah 33:3 (NKJV)

Describe yourself using 3 words:
Positive, Motivated, Dedicated

What are your hobbies:
Handguns, shooting, reloading, and fishing

Most people don’t know this about me:
In 1999, I received the Award of Excellence (Medal of Honor) & Sam Walton's Hero Award for community involvement and displaying extra-ordinary Associate concern from Walmart. One for each of 3 Disvisions given yearly.

Favorites & Facts

Favorite Restaurants
Texas Roadhouse, Cracker Barrel

Favorite Desserts
Copeland's cheesecake, Key lime pie

Favorite Musical Artist
3rd Day, Newsboys, Hillsong, most contemporary

Favorite Time of Day
Sunrise, my quiet time

Favorite Vacation
Mountains, in a tent, white water, with some hiking and rafting

What was your first job?
Mowing yards to pay $79 a month car note

What was your first car?
1953, 2-door coupe, green and white, Chevrolet Belair