Rev. Rick Givens, M.Div.

  • Associate Chaplain (SoulQuest and Military)

    • Phone: (626) 523-1794 (cell); (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3289 (work)
    • Email:


Evangelical Church Alliance


  • M.A., Human Organization and Development
  • M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Religion and Music Education, Azusa Pacific University

Air Force Education

  • Senior Leadership Chaplain School, Fort Jackson, South Carolina
  • Air War College, by correspondence
  • Wing Chaplain’s School, Fort Jackson, South Carolina
  • Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
  • Intermediate Chaplain’s School, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
  • Squadron Officer’s School, by correspondence
  • Chaplain Candidate School, Maxwell AFB, Alabama


  • Associate Chaplain, Azusa Pacific University (2016-Present)
  • Chaplain, Colonel, United States Air Force Reserves (1986-Present)
  • Director, Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, Azusa Pacific University (2001-16)
  • Assistant Director, Advancement, Azusa Pacific University (1999-2001)
  • Director, Institute for Outreach Ministries, Azusa Pacific University (1990-99)


  • Minister of Music and Worship (part time), Alta Loma Brethren in Christ Church (1990-94)
  • Minister of Youth and Worship, Linwood Wesleyan Church (1988-90)
  • Public Affairs Assistant, Focus on the Family (1983-85)


  • Adjunct Faculty, School of Business and Management, Azusa Pacific University (2003-Present)
  • Adjunct Faculty, School of Adult and Professional Studies, Azusa Pacific University (2006-14)
  • Adjunct Faculty, Religion and Philosophy, Azusa Pacific University (1994-99)


Wife: Heather
Daughters: Makenna, Jennifer, Jessica, and Jackie
Son: Connor