Rickie Houston is an experienced trainer working throughout the United States and for the U.S. Department of Justice Federal Domestic Violence Conference. His international work includes Liberia and Sierra Leone, engaging men in the effort to end violence against women in West Africa. As pastor of a church in North Carolina, Houston believes in a holistic approach to ministry, working to elevate the interaction of spiritual and social consciousness to advance personal development. He served in the U.S. Army from 1982-1988, and has provided military training in Okinawa, Japan. Houston has also trained extensively with professional athletes.