Ricky Waller aka known as "Fat Ricky" was born July 10, 1957 in Nashville, TN. to the late Mr. James Richard and Mary Frances Waller. He was raised in Preston Taylor and attended Cohn High School where he was very active in sports and a natural with the "basketball." Ricky was destined for the PROS until he glimpsed and fell into the trap that led to a crime. After 20+ years in the life of corruption and addiction, he pleaded with the Lord for help and as expected the Lord answered in a mighty way. He does not remember the day he was captured but he does remember the day he was made free-January 31, 1992. Today, 28 years later he is still going back to the people and communities he once infiltrated to become a beacon of hope. Declaring to all who will listen especially the youth, gangs, and drug addicted that there is hope and a better way. God is the answer! He launched New Way Outreach Ministry, which you will find setting up tents and spreading the gospel of good news around the city and the nation.
Minister Waller is an active member of Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church. He is the father of 3 children, Ricky, Kristian, and Taylor. He is a brother to 5 siblings, Mary, Sandra, Frederick, Vernon, and Priscilla. He speaks fondly of his "Aunt Priscilla" as being his continual guiding light and a very powerful influence. He is also proud to have a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many other relatives.
Ricky's phenomenal story has been captured and told in his autobiography book, "Still High." To purchase a copy or to book a speaking engagement please contact Ricky directly at, 615-491-5489. His story will blow you away and is a testament to God's amazing, transformation power.