Rick Flanders served as the senior pastor of the Juniata Baptist Church in rural Tuscola County, Michigan, for over 30 years. He is a Baptist Fundamentalist who believes the Bible to be the written Word of God. He is keenly interested in the history of religion and religious revivals in America, and often speaks optimistically about the possibilities of a new revival era in our day. Dr. Flanders and his wife Toni have three adult children, a son and two daughters. In September of 2007, he began a ministry of itinerant preaching for the cause of revival.