Pastor’s Words

We are so blessed to have Richard “Rick” Koyama serving as our Interim Pastor!



Rick hails from Santa Cruz, California. He attended the University of California Santa Cruz, majoring in Religious Studies. Moving to Portland, Oregon he enrolled at Western Evangelical Seminary, and graduated with a Master of Divinity degree in 1982. Rick then served as a pastor in the United Methodist Church from 1982-1986. In 1987 he entered active duty as an Army chaplain, and served in that capacity until his retirement in 2007. A year later, he was temporarily recalled back to active duty and provided ministry to the Warrior Transition Unit at Fort Campbell, and was released after two years. From 2010-2014 Rick served part-time as the English-speaking pastor for two separate Korean churches in Clarksville. Beginning in early 2018, he taught Sunday school and Bible study at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Clarksville. His denominational affiliation is with the Evangelical Church Alliance. Rick is married to the former Jackie Lundy and they have three adult children and four grandchildren.

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