Meet the Team


Pastor Ricky and Joni Franklin

"Our desire is that every person encounters the Presence of God in their life, so they can be healed and whole, in order to fulfill their unique calling in this life." -Pastor Ricky

Pastor Ricky Franklin was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. He graduated from Southwestern Assemblies of God University in 1992 with a Bachelor's Degree in Cross Cultural Ministries and a minor in Church Ministries. In 1995, he was ordained as an Assemblies of God Minister. Following God's calling, he ministered to youth and college students in Texas, Montana, and Florida, until God called him and his family to plant New Day Church in 2005. He is experienced in all areas of ministry, and he has a heart for revival. Pastor Ricky aims to lead the congregation by the leading of the Holy Spirit. Each sermon is a fresh word from the Lord.

Pastor Ricky and Joni met at Southwestern and married in 1992. Pastor Joni was born in Wisconsin, and raised in the the home of a minister. From an early age, Joni was filled with the Holy Spirit and began serving in the ministry with her family. After attending Southwestern, she graduated with a Bachelors degree in Inter-Disciplinary Studies. She carries a passion for the people of God and desires to see his people walk in healing and wholeness. Together, Pastor Ricky and Joni, have a desire to see the moving of the Holy Spirit in the lives of God's people. Joni loves to have fun and enjoys entertaining in her home.


All about Family

Pastors Ricky and Joni Franklin enjoy their nine children. After having five biological children, they adopted four beautiful children through foster care. Now they share their love for family with everyone they meet.

Pastor Joe Franklin

Meet Joseph Franklin! Pastor Joe was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. He graduated from Southwestern Assemblies of God University in 2016 with a Bachelors degree in Bible & Theology with a minor in Church Ministries. Pastor Joe leads our Young Adults Ministries and helps facilitate many areas of New Day Church. Joe is outgoing, fun, and full of the Holy Spirit. He loves going treasure hunting, drinking coffee, playing at Top Golf, and enjoys books about leadership.