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 is the author of Mi Casa Uptown; a memoir of his experiences growing up in the inner city of New York and the intersection between faith, family, identity and the significance of place. He currently lives in Inwood, with his wife Anna and their two children, Josiah and Hayden.