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Ricky Warren
Pastor
Pastor
Ricky Warren

"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well"

Matthew 6:33

Ricky D. Warren is the Pastor of Greater Ward African Methodist Episcopal Church, more affectionately known as THE FORWARD in Houston, Texas. Pastor Warren is a gifted preacher, teacher, and musician. He has but one goal, winning souls for the Kingdom of God!​

Pastor Warren received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Texas Southern University and a Master’s in Education Administration from Lamar University. Currently Pastor Warren is attending Houston Graduate School of Theology as a Master of Divinity student. He is also actively employed with the Houston Independent School District where he serves as a teacher with certification in Special Education. 

Pastor Warren grew up under the umbrella of the Church of God in Christ where he received salvation and cultivated his spirit of praise and worship. Under the influence of his paternal grandfather, Rev. J. B. Felder, Pastor Warren united with the African Methodist Episcopal Church but continues to hold his COGIC experience close to his heart. Pastor Warren served as the Minister of Music for East Orange AME Church for 15 years. During this time, in the year 2000, he heard the voice of the Lord calling him to preach the gospel and by faith he answered the call. After being trained, licensed, and ordained he later accepted the responsibility of Assistant Pastor and served dual roles in ministry. 

In November of 2017 Pastor Warren was assigned to Greater Ward AME Church in Houston, TX. The ForWARD Church where we are Moving Forward…Reaching Higher…Doing Greater! Pastor Warren anticipates doing even greater works for the Kingdom of God!

our Ministry LEADERS:

For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

Proverbs 30:5

Thomas Pierce

Steward Pro Tem

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels no demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow-not even the powers of hell can separate us from God's love."

Romans 8:38

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels no demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow-not even the powers of hell can separate us from God's love."

Romans 8:38

Washington Jackson

Outreach Ministry

Crystal Okoli

Youth Pastor

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels no demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow-not even the powers of hell can separate us from God's love."

Romans 8:38

Eddie Ferguson

Music Ministry

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels no demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow-not even the powers of hell can separate us from God's love."

Romans 8:38

Robbie Brown

Women's Missionary Society President

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels no demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow-not even the powers of hell can separate us from God's love."

Romans 8:38

Clifford Ward

Trustee Pro Tem

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels no demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow-not even the powers of hell can separate us from God's love."

Romans 8:38

Felicia Mitchell

Food Pantry Ministry

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels no demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow-not even the powers of hell can separate us from God's love."

Romans 8:38

Karen Baker-Pearson

Women's Ministry

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels no demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow-not even the powers of hell can separate us from God's love."

Romans 8:38

Cherie Eastland

YPD Director

Ricky Warren
Pastor
Pastor
Ricky Warren

"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well"

Matthew 6:33

Ricky D. Warren is the Pastor of Greater Ward African Methodist Episcopal Church, more affectionately known as THE FORWARD in Houston, Texas. Pastor Warren is a gifted preacher, teacher, and musician. He has but one goal, winning souls for the Kingdom of God!​

Pastor Warren received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Texas Southern University and a Master’s in Education Administration from Lamar University. Currently Pastor Warren is attending Houston Graduate School of Theology as a Master of Divinity student. He is also actively employed with the Houston Independent School District where he serves as a teacher with certification in Special Education. 

Pastor Warren grew up under the umbrella of the Church of God in Christ where he received salvation and cultivated his spirit of praise and worship. Under the influence of his paternal grandfather, Rev. J. B. Felder, Pastor Warren united with the African Methodist Episcopal Church but continues to hold his COGIC experience close to his heart. Pastor Warren served as the Minister of Music for East Orange AME Church for 15 years. During this time, in the year 2000, he heard the voice of the Lord calling him to preach the gospel and by faith he answered the call. After being trained, licensed, and ordained he later accepted the responsibility of Assistant Pastor and served dual roles in ministry. 

In November of 2017 Pastor Warren was assigned to Greater Ward AME Church in Houston, TX. The ForWARD Church where we are Moving Forward…Reaching Higher…Doing Greater! Pastor Warren anticipates doing even greater works for the Kingdom of God!

our Ministry LEADERS:

For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

Proverbs 30:5

Thomas Pierce

Steward Pro Tem

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels no demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow-not even the powers of hell can separate us from God's love."

Romans 8:38

Eddie Ferguson

Music Ministry

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels no demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow-not even the powers of hell can separate us from God's love."

Romans 8:38

Robbie Brown

Women's Missionary Society President

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels no demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow-not even the powers of hell can separate us from God's love."

Romans 8:38

Washington Jackson

Outreach Ministry

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels no demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow-not even the powers of hell can separate us from God's love."

Romans 8:38

Donald Stribling

Men's Ministry

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels no demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow-not even the powers of hell can separate us from God's love."

Romans 8:38

Felicia Mitchell

Food Pantry Ministry

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels no demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow-not even the powers of hell can separate us from God's love."

Romans 8:38

Crystal Okoli

Youth Pastor

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels no demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow-not even the powers of hell can separate us from God's love."

Romans 8:38

Karen Baker-Pearson

Women's Ministry

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels no demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow-not even the powers of hell can separate us from God's love."

Romans 8:38

Robert Flake

Property Manager

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels no demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow-not even the powers of hell can separate us from God's love."

Romans 8:38

Carl McGarty

Usher Board President