Rick Ezell launched Employee Care of America by providing Employee Care for four businesses, three of which he continues to serve as the Chaplain. After serving for thirty years in pastoral ministry, he saw a huge need that was not and could not be addressed by most churches. With religious service attendance down, yet most Americans still consider themselves to be spiritual, they are now less likely to have an outlet or relationship with someone who can help them with emotional matters and personal issues, but are open to help if such a person is present and known. Employee Care of America was born with the intention of meeting that need and providing a missing link in most businesses—providing care for the employee.


Rick is a graduate of Martin College, Samford University, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Northern Baptist Theological Seminary. He pastored churches in Indiana, Illinois, and South Carolina.


His books include:

21 Days to the Life You've Always Imagined

Forgiveness: A Lovely Idea Until . . .

Chapter 13: The Excellence of Love 

Soul Therapy: The Healing Words of Psalm 23

The 7 Sins of Highly Defective People  

Sightings of the Savior: Meeting Jesus When We Need Him Most (IVP)  

Defining Moments: How God Shapes Our Character through Crisis (IVP)  

Cutting to the Core: The Seven Components of Christian Character (Kregel) 

Strengthening the Pastor’s Soul: Developing Personal Authenticity for Pastoral Effectiveness (Kregel)

Hitting a Moving Target: Preaching to the Changing Needs of Your Church (Kregel) 


He has contributed to other books and Study Bibles. He has written over 1000 articles. He speaks nationally and internationally. He and his wife, Cindy, have one daughter. They make their home in Greenville, South Carolina.