“There is a certain grandeur and nobility in administering to another’s need out of one’s fullness and plenty.” 

-Howard Thurman

 

Rickey Bernard Harvey, Jr. was born and raised in Memphis, TN. He is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Accounting. During his time at RIT, he sensed a call to Christian ministry and has directed his life towards fulfilling the call of God to serve others. He is emerging as one of Upstate New York’s premier young voices. Most well-known for his preaching ministry, he both advocates and demonstrates that failure is not fatal, and it is the courage to continue that counts in life. A second-generation Baptist minister, Rickey began his preaching ministry under the pastorate of his father, Rev. Dr. Rickey Harvey. He was later licensed to ministry under the pastorate of Rev. Dr. Frederick Johnson of the First Genesis Baptist Church, where he currently serves as Minister to Youth & Young Adults. 

Currently a Master of Divinity candidate at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, he has served as President of the Black Student Caucus and Baptist Student Alliance, among other extracurricular roles that he fulfills. Within his call to Christian ministry, Rickey nurtures a passion and appreciation for music and the ministry of prayer. He’s anointed to preach, as well as minister through music.

A frequent speaker to inner-city youth groups, he strives to promote black scholarship, black professionalism, black community. Those who know him best note that one of the best qualities about him is his sense of humor. With that, though, comes a seriousness about achievement, self-awareness, and service to others. He affirms the words of Howard Thurman, that “There is a certain grandeur and nobility in administering to another’s need out of one’s fullness and plenty.”