Gerald Lee Ricks is a highly accomplished and skilled musician, choral and orchestral conductor, creative worship planner and designer experienced in various genres of music and versed in the latest worship trends with years of experience in the United Methodist Church. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and a Master of Music in Choral Conducting with an emphasis in Church Music. When Gerald is not leading congregations in worship, he is cooking up Southern favorites for family and friends on The Gospel Chick Food Truck.
The Gospel Chick Food Truck has quickly become a local staple in the Southern Maryland community! Known for their homestyle fried chicken, The Gospel Chick can be found at a local brewery, catering a wedding, and serving at local community events. Gerald's passion for Spirited Southern Cuisine, Superior Customer Service and Radical Hospitality has led him to expand his brand into a retail restaurant space, The Holy Hell Kitchen, in Lusby, Maryland.
While Gerald holds no classical culinary training, he is well studied in the Southern cuisine genre and cooking styles. The Holy Hell Kitchen will allow Gerald to explore his new found interest in pickling, smoked meats, peppers--and of course, a few of The Gospel Chick Food Truck staple items. Much like The Gospel Chick, most of the items will be prepared from scratch and made fresh daily.
When Gerald is not cooking or creating music, he enjoys reading, fishing, grilling and spending time with his family. Mr. Ricks is married to Dr. Crystal M. Ricks and they reside in Prince Frederick, MD. They have three beautiful and gifted children: Hudson Daniel, Hannah Storm, & Ahmod Xavier.