Pastor Rich has been the Pastor of Community Baptist Church since October of 1996. He pastored a church in Peoria, IL before that, for about 8 years. He has been a pastor for 30 years. He graduated from Moody Bible Institute with a Bachelor degree and from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary with a Master’s degree. His education is valuable to him but his experience is invaluable.
He has been married for 35 years to his wonderful wife Margie and they have raised a son and a daughter who are both college graduates, both married and are working and living outside of Lake County.
He is a NorCal native and has a love for being in the outdoors and enjoying God’s beautiful creation. Some of his favorite activities are riding his motorcycle, camping/backpacking, hiking, boating, wakeboarding in the Summer, and snowboarding in the Winter.
“I love living in Lake County and I love the church God has called me to. Our church is a very friendly and loving community” -Pastor Rich