Rick Mabry resides in Ellijay along with his wife Tina of more than twenty-five years, and college-aged sons Landon and Taylor. He is a founding member of North Georgia Christian Academy, serving on the board for twelve out of fourteen years and twice as chairperson. He is a long-time member of First Baptist Church of Ellijay and became a Christian at the age of fifteen. As a partner and President of Cohen Food Brokerage Retail Division in Marietta, he has successfully lead his company in steady growth for the past thirty years becoming an influential regional broker managing major grocery store chain and food distributor accounts.
Rick is an avid hunter and trout fisherman and also enjoys camping and spending time with his family. God’s faithfulness and mercy have been evident in his life having grown up in an environment lacking the family stability that often accompanies substance abuse and divorce. Rick has a heart for instilling strong Christian values in young people and a desire to see families impacted by God’s grace and guidance through the awesome ministry of the Joy House.