Pastor Roger Rickman, 65, out of Tracy, California, stands accused of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl. Rickman is founding pastor of Fresh Anointing Faith International Christian Church. The church’s Facebook page is down, the Google cache is stull up.
Rickman is being held on 1,75 million dollars bail. The police are concerned that there may be more victims.
Rickman is accused of attacking the girl at least three times. The girl came forward with the allegations and police were convinced that a serious molestation type activity had occurred.
Before the habitual “he’s not a real Christian” refrains start pouring in, let’s take a look at his resume.
Chaplain Roger Rickman, PhD, ThD, BCIM, CFC, CMC-M, FAAIM, FABCHS, FAPA is the founder and senior pastor of Fresh Anointing Faith International Christian Church and a Master Chaplain of both the VFW Post 1537 and American Legion Post 172 in Tracy, California. He is a certified relationship specialist and specializes in therapeutic grade essential healing oils, and is a graduate of San Diego State University and Bryson University. Rickman speaks fluent Japanese, Thai, Bahasa Indonesian, reads some Chinese, after spending twenty-two years in Asia, (Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Brunei) as a missionary and chaplain. Ten of those years he was with the United States Air Force, and 8 as a technical advisor with Atlantic Richfield International, off-shore in the North-West Java Sea. He also spent 4 years in Singapore as a regional engineer for first International Harvester, then Caterpillar. He was an after-care officer with the Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association (SANA) and completed his first years of seminary through the International Baptist Church in Singapore.
He is the author of three non-fiction books, two on vibration analysis of high-speed rotating equipment and one on the “Do’s and Don’ts of Asia,” Rickman presently holds the following active California State licenses: General Contractor (B), Electrician (C10), Security & Telecom Specialist (C7), Private Investigator (PI24153), Life Insurance, Annuities, and Securities (OF55591), Baton Permit #152403, Guard (G1583050), and Firearm Permit (FQ 296470 - .38 .357 9mm, .45 and 40 calibers). Rickman holds CCW for 32 states and has been a life member of the California State Sheriffs’ Association since 1998. He was senior vice president for: Continental Controls Corporation, a distributor for Bendix, Symco International, and Far East Sales, and a product verification specialist. He is also certified to install master DSL systems inside telephone companies and was responsible for much of the master DSL, Intelligent Power, and Copper Max–Emergency: 911 master installations throughout California.
How much more real does one need to get to become a “real Christian?”