Roy Hicks, Jr.
Roy Hicks, Jr. was a pastor of Eugene Faith Center and important part of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel during the 1970s through the 1990s. He also wrote several hymns including Praise the Name of Jesus inspired by Psalm 18. He died when the small plane he was piloting crashed in Douglas Country, Oregon on Thursday, February 10, during solo flight return from the Los Angeles area where he served as with the Foursquare International Church. Roy Hicks, Jr. was the son of Margaret and Roy H. Hicks—a pastor, author of fifteen books and General Supervisor of the International Foursquare Churches. His father was well recognized as a speaker who was a "teacher of the Word," with a strong emphasis on faith, deliverance, and end times. At age twenty-five Roy Hicks took over a small church in Eugene, Oregon and the number went down from 100 to 50 attendees. New people started coming and the church grew again. In 1979 the church moved to the corner of 13th and Polk Street in what had been a Seventh Day Church Academy. Fifty-nine churches were planted or pioneered out of the Eugene church. Many pastors speak about his influence on their ministries.