Dr. Rick Painter moved from Madison to Milwaukee in 2006 and joined Poplar Creek Church. While teaching a Sunday School class, a lovely lady was encouraged to check out his class. A few weeks later, he and Karen were sharing a lane at the church’s New Year’s Eve bowling night. After dating a couple of years, they were married at Poplar Creek Church. Dr. Painter says, “Sunday School really can change your life.”  

Before coming to Poplar Creek, Dr. Painter served as a staff pastor at churches in Sheboygan and Madison, working with youth and children’s ministries. In 2006 he moved to Milwaukee and began working with programs for training and preparing people who felt the call of God to go into ministry. Today, over 65 men and women have become credentialed ministers through these programs and are serving in churches throughout Wisconsin, across the United States, and in other countries.

God will fix a fix to fix you, but if you fix that fix before you’re fixed, God will fix another fix to fix you.


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