I’m so glad that you have taken the time to look at this blog! I am asking Jesus to use this site to encourage those who are committed to following Jesus. For the last 20 years, I have focused my ministry on young adults. While walking on the beach outside of Sydney Australia, I heard the voice of the Lord. He asked me a simple and profound question: Will you risk everything for the next generation?
Ever since that day, I have made that my primary calling. I am committed to seeing the next generation of church planters and missionaries raised up, loved and sent.
As you read the stories and messages on this blog, I hope that you sense the presence and power of Jesus.
Rich is the Executive Director of The Malachi Network (www.malachinetwork.org), a ministry focused on making the name of the LORD great among the nations. This network serves young leaders in missions and church planting.
Prior to his present ministry, Rich pastored in Southern New Jersey, planted a church in Wilmore, KY, established a network of churches, and served as a professor at Asbury College and The International House of Prayer University in Kansas City, MO.
Rich is the author of two books:
Secrets of the Spiritual Life—10 Lessons from the One Thing Passages (Baker Books, 2003)
A Voice from Home—The Words You Long to Hear from Your Father (WaterBrook Press, 2005)
He graduated from Asbury College in 1984 with a BA degree in Philosophy of Religion and Asbury Theological Seminary in 1987 with a Master of Divinity degree. In 2010, Rich received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Union Biblical Seminary in Yangon, Myanmar.
Rich has been married to Tania since 1982 and they have been blessed by amazing children: Zachary and his wife Meghan, Jacob and his wife Lena, Jessica and Corrie Emma.