Ricky Pinkerman was born in Point Pleasant, West Virginia in 1980. He moved to Virginia at a young age and went to church at Lakeside Baptist (then Berean Christian Academy) with his family where he accepted Christ. Ricky graduated Salem High School in 1999 and enrolled in the Liberty Bible Institute. He later graduated from the Institute of Biblical Studies program and began his ministry. Ricky has served in ministry in a variety of ways including, youth, children, and a senior pastor role in the Roanoke Valley.
Ricky has been married to his wife Phuong for nearly six years. They have a daughter Kinsley who was born in July 2013. They currently live in Salem. Ricky likes to spend his leisure time with his family. He also likes to golf and fish.