by Ricky Waller



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/13/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 210
ISBN : 9781490797281
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 210
ISBN : 9781490797304
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 210
ISBN : 9781490797298

About the Book

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.

About the Author

Ricky Waller was born in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1957 at George W. Hubbard Hospital, which is now known as Nashville General at Meharry. Ricky grew up in West Nashville in the projects called Preston Taylor Homes. He lived on Fortieth and Clifton Avenue. At a young age, Ricky began playing basketball and baseball in the front yard by himself. Ricky excelled at basketball and became known as Fat Ricky due to being husky. Ricky became involved in drug dealing and using drugs, and for twenty years, he felt like he was corrupting the community. Pastor James Cooke of Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church invited Ricky several times to attend services. Pastor Cooke would find Ricky on the corner. It was years latter before Ricky would accept Pastor Cooke’s invitation. However, it wasn’t too late. Ricky went from pushing and using drugs to pushing God’s Word. Ricky has been delivered for twenty-eight years. He is determined to save a new breed of black children who are often blinded by the glamour of street life. During his journey from selling and using drugs to ministering to others about the horrors of drug addiction, Ricky never lost his basketball talents, and he was known for throwing accurate passes. The people always reminded one another how they never knew what type of pass he would throw out there. Normally, it was going to be accurate. When the time did come when he threw a bad pass, he would always say, “My fault.” And he would try not to throw that bad pass again. Yet he admits there is one pass he will never again throw to his community. What Ricky wants to instill in youth today is hope. Ricky is not afraid to go around wet faces and wet places (areas where drugs are being used) to save lives. Ricky has never forgotten the harm he brought to his community. “Until I met God, I loved heroin,” he says. Never having forgotten where he came from, today Ricky brings hope to his community and not dope. (Had it not been for God giving me the flip side, none of this would have been possible.)