Rick Sawyer Portrait Dr. Rick Sawyer
Messianic Torah-Teacher
Unapologetically Pro-Torah
Unashamedly Pro-Israel
Irrevocably Zionist
Rav Ari

If your life is not in jeopardy for what you believe, you’re probably on the wrong side!

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My Websites

These are the various websites that I have designed and currently maintain.

My Personal Website

This is my personal website. There's nothing fancy or even particularly interesting here. I really enjoy building websites and expressing my views about almost everything, and needed a “home base” for that effort. I’ve provided a bit of information about myself and some links to my various web-building projects. I have absolutely no idea what topics are eventually going to wind up in this site.

The Center for Messianic Learning

The great majority of my “leisure” time since retirement has been spent building, maintaining, and writing additional articles for this website and its predecessor, FamilyBible.org. The site is home to over 2,000 articles presenting information on the way the followers of Yeshua (Jesus) lived and believed between the Resurrection in 33 CE and the creation of “Christianity” by Constantine in 325 CE, which is the way I personally believe His followers should be living today in preparation for the coming Kingdom. From 1997 until this year (2019) Family Bible Church, then Congregation Bnei haMelech, then Family Bible Ministries, and finally Family Bible Messianic Ministries was my personal ministry outreach. I found recently, however, that the website was giving the impression to some that the ministry was a large for-profit business organization with a considerable supporting membership. Because this is simply not the case — it has been just me since the fellowship dissolved in about 2000 — and I really don’t want to leave that impression with anyone, I am in the process of totally “re-branding” the ministry and totally re-doing the entire website.

Parkersburg/Wood County Neighborhood Watch

The Parkersburg/Wood County Neighborhood Watch Co-op oversees and coordinates the activities of all the chartered Neighborhood Watch Groups in Wood County, West Virginia, and serves as the liaison between the Watch Groups and local law enforcement. Neighborhood Watch is one of the oldest and most effective crime prevention programs in the country, bringing citizens together with law enforcement to deter crime and make communities safer.


The Heartbeat of the Mid-Ohio Valley

Based out of Wood County, West Virginia, our podcast is all about our fascinating history and the issues that affect Wood and Washington Counties and the entire Mid-Ohio Valley area. There is a lot going on in our community that most of our residents are unaware of, and we hope to generate in others as much pride in our community as we feel. Wood and Washington Counties have a lot of really remarkable history, as they were the gateway to the Northwest Territory. Be sure to watch and chat to interact with the hosts and guests as we discuss some little-known history about our area and some of the issues that directly affect us now. Let’s put our heads together and work to make a great community even greater!

Old (Archived) Websites

These are all old and out-of-commission websites posted as sub-webs of this website, just because I think they are kind of cool, and think others might enjoy browsing them.

The Herb Doc

This was the website for the Abundant Life Herb Shop, a natural health practice that my wife (of blessed memory) and I operated for about 20 years.

Wood County CERT

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. For nearly five years, Wood County had a vibrant, active CERT program with nearly a hundred volunteer members. During the Ohio Valley Derecho of 2012, members volunteered over 2,000 hours of disaster relief activities. Unfortunately, in their infinite wisdom, the County Commission and Office of Emergency Management determined that having highly-trained and able-bodied volunteers rendering aid to their neighbors in an emergency was simply not in the best interest of the community, and they shut the program down. I urge you to petition the County Commission and Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to rethink their misguided decision.

After The Disaster, Inc.

After The Disaster, Inc. (ATD) is a a non-stock, non-profit public benefit corporation established on May 20, 2019 to provide Lovin’ Hands Kits for victims of disasters such as fire or flood. ATD provides the kits to fire stations to be distributed by the stations to the affected victims at the scene of the disaster.

Friends of CERT



I'm posting just a couple of the old pages from this site just to show what they used to look like. Most of the materials on that site has been re-posted on this new site.


 Bob is the City Councilman for the 3rd District of Parkersburg, West Virginia. 


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