Tamara serves alongside her husband, Greg, who pastors at Calvary Baptist Church in Ottawa, Kansas.  She trusted in Christ as her Savior when she was six years old, but it was not until she was in high school that she surrendered to following the Lord’s will for her life. That decision led her to Pensacola Christian College, where she majored in English and met her husband. The Rickards have five children: two are married, two are in college, and one is a high school senior. Two precious grandchildren have shown her that getting older isn’t all that bad, and she is eagerly awaiting the arrival of two more grandchildren this July.

Tamara stays very busy in the work of the ministry at Calvary, visiting, discipling new believers, teaching in the academy, and overseeing the ladies’ ministry.  She loves reading, writing, studying, teaching, playing the oboe, baking, drinking coffee, and above all—spending time with her family.