Family and Discipleship Pastor
Rick has been a believer for over 20 years. In May 2019 he was installed as an ordained pastor in Risen Hope. In addition to general pastoral oversight, Rick, as our Family Life and Discipleship Pastor provides pastoral care within the church and teaches in various contexts as well as provides input for pastoral decisions.
Rick previously served as a Youth Pastor and as a bi-vocational Lead Pastor of a multi-ethnic church in Philadelphia. He has a huge heart for discipleship, church planting, and winning the lost to Christ.
He has earned a Bachelors of the Bible and another Bachelors in Social Work, both from Cairn University. He has also earned a Masters of Divinity in Pastoral Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Currently Rick is employed as a Facilitator/Recruiter at the Project DAD program at People for People Inc. He and his wife, Jae, have two children.
Alex has been a believer for 25 years. As our Evangelism Pastor he coordinates and leads us in our various outreach and witness efforts. In addition to general pastoral oversight, Alex, as our Executive Pastor, administrates the pastoral oversight of our church life, as it relates to RHC diaconal ministry, church finances, office and staff management, and more.
Alex graduated from Rice University with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He worked on chip design projects for Intel for 9 years before moving to Philadelphia to attend Westminster Seminary, from which he received a Masters of Divinity. He was ordained in October 2016. He and his wife, Teresa, have four children.
Tim has been a believer for nearly 45 years, and has been in active pastoral ministry since 1982. He is Risen Hope’s primary preaching pastor. In addition to general pastoral oversight, Tim, as our Lead Pastor, leads in shaping our vision, developing church leadership, and strengthening the pastoral team. He is also active in building community relationships in pursuit of multi-church and multi-ethnic fellowship. He also serves on the Racial Harmony Task Force for Sovereign Grace Churches.
Tim graduated from Northeastern Bible College (The Kings College) in 1981. He is the author of Respect the Image: Reflecting Human Worth in How We Listen and Talk, a careful and accessible book that calls people to respectful and joyful communication in all the relational spheres of life. He has also written two devotional books, Worship Worthy: Alliterative Adoration, and 30/30 Hindsight: 30 Reflections on a 30-Year Headache. He and his wife, Gayline, have six adult children and more than a dozen grandchildren.