Ricky hails from Manila. Phils. and got saved at an early age. He holds a Physical Therapist degree from Emilio Aguinaldo (formerly Dela Salle) College of Medicine, Manila, Phils. He finished his Asian Institute of Youth Studies in 1996 at Asia Pacific Theological Seminary, BaguioCity, Phils. Just completed his Credentialed, Lincensed and Ordained Ministerial Courses from Berean School of the Bible, Springfield, MO.
Ptr. Ricky served as Sunday School Teacher, Worship Team, Missions Team member and Youth Pastor at Jesus our Hope International Assembly (formerly Asian Christian Charismatic Fellowship) from 1988-2001). He migrated to the US in 2002 and is currently Youth Pastor at New Hope.
He is married to Marla Lacanlale-Murphy and they have a son, Vince Andrew.