I was born into a Christian home to parents who shared the Gospel with me at an early age. My father explained that God created us and loves us, but that we are separated from God, who is perfect, because we are not perfect. All of us have sinned- done something wrong- at some point in life and are not worthy of spending eternity in heaven with God. However, God sent His Son Jesus to die for us, and pay for our sin. I asked Jesus for forgiveness and became a Christian, which is the best decision I've ever made!

I have degrees from Texas Tech University (Computer Science), the University of Oklahoma (MBA), and Dallas Theological Seminary (Christian Leadership). However, I started off as a scholarship swimmer at the University of Kansas. While there, my faith was challenged by the wild party atmosphere and skeptical professors. My life trajectory changed while I was mentored by a couple godly men and evangelizing to others students on campus. I then dedicated my life to sharing the hope we have in Christ with others.

My wife Camilla is from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil and followed her family to Texas in 2009. Camilla has traveled all over the South American continent doing evangelism and discipleship. She is fluent in English, Spanish, and her native tongue, Portuguese. We have been married six years and have two sons: Nathaniel and Samuel. We are expecting our third son in the fall!

When not at Christ Community Church, you can find me drinking coffee, running, enjoying the beach, going to the zoo or watching documentaries and family movies with the boys. I love watching these boys grow up, but I’m worried they are growing up too fast! My favorite authors are God, Thom Rainer, RC Sproul, CS Lewis, and Tim Keller. My favorite music is by Andrew Peterson, Robbie Seay, and TobyMac. My favorite movies are Lord of the Rings, The Lion King, Rio, The Greatest Showman, Star Wars, Amazing Grace, Last Samurai, and Luther (2003).

What do you like most about your ministry at CCC?
My passion is to equip God’s people for works of service, building the body of Christ to reach unity and maturity in the faith. (Ephesians 4:12)

What is your favorite bible verse?


Nathan Rice

Senior Pastor, Elder