Dr. Rick Reed joined Heritage College & Seminary on January 1, 2013 as President after serving for fourteen years as Senior Pastor at the Metropolitan Bible Church in Ottawa. Prior to this Dr. Reed pastored in California at the Berean Bible Fellowship church in Atascadero and The Valley Church in Cupertino. He has also been a plenary and seminar presenter for Billy Graham’s School of Evangelism, guest professor at Nassa Theological College in Mwanza, Tanzania and an adjunct professor for Heritage Seminary. Dr. Reed is a long-time, regular contributor to a weekly column in the Ottawa Citizen entitled “Ask the Religion Experts”. Dr. Reed’s rich pastoral experience, teaching and writing experiences bring together a wonderful blend of academy, church and missions.
Dr. Reed received his Bachelor of Arts from Biola University, Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and Doctor of Ministry from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Dr. Reed is committed to using his life experiences and passion to glorify God in the training and equipping of men and women for life and ministry.
He is married to Linda and they have three children. Linda received her Bachelor of Arts from Biola and Master of Arts from the University of Texas at Arlington. She has been involved in ministry to women through speaking and writing. Their sons Ryan and Michael both graduated from Moody Bible Institute. Ryan is finishing a Master of Divinity at Trinity Evangelical Divinity school; Michael is a youth pastor for two churches in Ottawa. Lindsey is a recent graduate of Gordon College.