Rich was raised as an Alaskan MK (missionary kid). Even with missionary parents, he was a born sinner, but is thankful to now be reborn a saint of God-1 Tim. 1:12-16. Prior to serving as a missionary for GCA, Rich worked as a school counselor serving in several Native villages. Since his retirement, the Lord has called him to be committed full time to deliver the light of Christ to the people of Alaska and to encourage other brothers and sisters in Christ. Rich has been ministering for nearly five years in South-central and Southwestern Alaska on the mighty Kuskokwim River. Rich also works with our ministry partner KYKD (Bethel) Christian radio passing out solar powered radios on the river where there is no electricity and the power of Darkness is strong. Rich welcomes you to join him on an outreach trip if the Holy Spirit leads.
"I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service, even though I was formerly a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent aggressor. Yet I was shown mercy because I acted ignorantly in unbelief; and the grace of our Lord was more than abundant, with the faith and love which are found in Christ Jesus. It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all. Yet for this reason I found mercy, so that in me as the foremost, Jesus Christ might demonstrate His perfect patience as an example for those who would believe in Him for eternal life."
1 Timothy 1:12-16 NASB