Pastor Ricardo Valadez is married with 3 children. He has been the Hispanic and hospital visitation pastor since 2008. Prior to Brookside Baptist Church he was the Hispanic pastor at East Delavan Baptist Church in Delavan, WI for 6 years. He attended Maranatha Baptist Bible College where he received his bachelors of arts in Bible and Master of Arts in Biblical Studies. He also taught for 4 years at a public school, at the elementary and junior high level. He was a part time teacher at Maranatha Baptist Bible College for 2 years. He served in the Army, National Guard, and Army Reserve for a total of 10 ½ years.