Pastor Rick is the pastor of a megachurch that hosted a rally for Bravo Squad in Anaheim. Billy sought Pastor Rick out for guidance regarding how to deal with Shroom's death, and although Billy cried, he realized afterwards that he didn't remember anything Pastor Rick said to him. From there, Pastor Rick constantly texts Bible verses to Billy and tries to remain as Billy’s spiritual mentor, which Billy believes is a way for Pastor Rick to gain credibility. Billy doesn't reply to any texts (sometimes deleting them outright) and desperately wants to be free of Pastor Rick.
Pastor Rick Character Timeline in Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
The timeline below shows where the character Pastor Rick appears in Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
1. The Thing Begins
4. The Human Response
12. Billy and Mango Are Out For a Walk