Rick DeMichele is an ex-Roman Catholic, who was born in 1956 and raised in Chicago, IL. He graduated in 1978 from the Pensacola Bible Institute in Pensacola, Florida and has been in the ministry since graduation. He has pastored churches in Chicago, Pennsylvania, and Idaho. In 1984 he and his family came to serve at Treasure Valley Baptist Church in Meridian, Idaho where he has been the senior pastor since 1986. His family includes his wife Carol and three adult children, Katie, Don, and Vickie. All are married and actively serving the Lord. They have ten grandchildren.
Treasure Valley Baptist is a Bible-believing church. Pastor DeMichele has a daily radio broadcast and has preached in most of the United States and numbers of foreign countries. Treasure Valley Baptist Church is an active mission’s church and is currently supporting over 130 home and foreign missionaries, with many sent from Treasure Valley Baptist. Their Faith Promise budget is over $800,000 a year.
God has also blessed the church with a Bible Institute that has, over the years, been instrumental in training numbers of men that are now actively serving in the pastorate and on the foreign mission field.