After studying Film in The City College of New York and Biblical Theology at Elim Bible Institute, Rich has committed to discovering the faithful marriage between those two passions. Through a variety of speaking experiences, Rich has grown into a unique storyteller and thought-leader in faith, family, the arts and the Hispanic-American experience. In 2011 Rich and his family led a team of friends into his hometown and started a church that would embrace the very values they lived with. Rich is the lead pastor of Christ Crucified Fellowship in NYC, where he lives with his wife and kids. Christ Crucified Fellowship hopes to be a part of building an Uptown where we make family out of strangers, friends out of enemies and wholeness from brokenness.