Rick Friday is a disabled, retired serviceman with almost twenty-four years active duty. Rick is also a retired businessman, having owned his own business for nearly fourteen years. He is a licensed, ordained minister with some seminary training and has served on the staff of a number of churches, functioning primarily as a worship pastor.
He has been married to Deborah for forty-four years and they have two sons, Rick and his wife Michelle, and Erick, as well as three grandchildren.
Rick has a Bachelor's degree from Park College and a Master's degree from the University of Arkansas. He was accepted into the Doctorate of Secondary Education program at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock. He has taught at Arkansas State University, Arkansas State University - Beebe, and Capital City Junior College.
He formerly wrote for a small national magzine, SurplusToday.