Rick has been married for 43 years, is a father of four, grandfather of eight and soon to be nine. In his free time Rick enjoys camping, hiking and cycling with his wife and just about anything outdoors including photography. His job in the aerospace industry, involves extensive travel including international travel to a wide variety of interesting places.
His story, Land of the North and Star of the East, was written decades earlier when his children were younger to address the tension between the emphasis on Santa Claus and the reality of the birth of Christ. “I wanted to re-direct the mission of the Santa figure, in this book named King Kristoff, and tie it into the birth of Christ with a different twist on purpose.” The story sat on the shelf for years, until Ron Bennett of Abba Father Media encouraged him to get it published.
Without doubt the greatest privilege my family could have afforded me was the early introduction to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Jesus has shaped my life, keeping me from going far astray from Him and molding me into who I am today .
Scholastically, I graduated from Springfield Technical High School, received an associate’s degree in electrical technology and attended Western New England College. I have been a businessman, starting and operating a temperature control contracting company for twenty five years, a master electrician, a licensed USCG Master Captain and an author of the book “The Ezekiel Factor”. I also write and publish articles for the AFM Blog. I have taught Sunday school, was a boy’s leader in the Royal Ranger program for eighteen years, I am a choir member for approximately twenty years, and currently serve on the Bethany Assembly of God Church Board as its Corporate Treasurer. I am the Chief Financial Officer for Abba Father Media, Inc. and also serve as the IT officer for the company managing our APP, Blog, YouTube Video’s and the AFM Website.
Michael K. Tourville lives in Western Massachusetts and has been a New Englander all his life. This is his first book, a true story based on a personal experience that continues to unfold today. It’s been told to a small group of people over the past 25 years, and was finally written down to share with friends and family. Currently Tourville is the Marketing and Sales Director for Evans Cooling Systems, Inc. based in Connecticut. When Mike isn’t traveling the country promoting his company’s engine technology, he is flying, kayaking, or biking around New England. Mike married, has two sons, and three grandchildren.
My name is Jason Christian Ravizza and I am CEO of Abba Father Media, a Christian Publishing Company. I have worked in both the fields of education and mental health for the past twenty-five years. I am licensed in Massachusetts as; a School Adjustment Counselor/Social Worker, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Elementary Assistant Principal/Principal. I have worked as a therapist, a school adjustment counselor and as a clinical supervisor. I have worked for and within schools, hospitals, counseling agencies, colleges, private practice and churches. I received my bachelors and master’s degree (in counseling and psychological services) from Springfield College and my C.A.G.S in Educational Administration from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. I am the co-author of the books; The Waging War Within, A Game Changer and for Puzzling Times. I have been involved in youth ministry for many years and I continue to be actively involved in ministry and Christian Service on many levels. I have also worked in a few Christian Counseling Practices as a Christian Counselor.
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