Accepting the call of Jesus at a young age, Rich has always had a heart and deep love for the community of Washington Heights. It was in his early twenties that Rich felt the compelling desire and call to be a pastor and ultimately plant a church in the very place he was born and raised. In 2011, Christ Crucified Fellowship was born and Rich’s love for all forms of art, (music, literature, design) have been instruments of displaying the goodness and peace of God in the city. Jesus is the heartbeat of him and the congregation alike.
Rich attended Elim Bible institute and trained in Biblical and Theological studies. He also studied under Redeemer's pastoral incubator program. He currently lives in Inwood, with his wife Anna and their two children, Josiah and Hayden.