Over 20 years as a professional musician and creative leader, Rich worked as an associate pastor, ministry division manager, church planter, communications director, and worship leader at various churches–from small churches to mega-sized. As a writer, speaker and blogger, his bent is to influence fellow creatives and leaders to help them think strategically with conversations that clarify values, theology, and the practical.
Coaching is something Rich enjoys. Whether its leading worship ministry, creative volunteers, or implementing social media in a ministry setting, Rich brings his unique experience and knack for conversation to the table. You can find this in his blogging, podcasting, speaking, or hanging out with him at his favorite local coffee shop.
Rich is also a worship leader and singer-songwriter. Currently he is released with a project Missional Music Volume One, and in March of 2012 released a five-song EP titled “Drink The Divine” of all original material. Rich’s songs are published with Tehilla Music, a company he formed in 1998 to license modern church music for worship. A native of San Jose, California is married to a charter school principal and has two teens. Rich currently resides in beautiful Temecula, California
Rich is called a Writer/Musician/Strategist. The third item is the catch-all for his work in consulting, teaching, and new media development.
Family man, writer, blogger, musician, worship leader, pastor who loves espresso, social media & life-changing conversation. Rich writes here on RKBlog.com (Rich Kirkpatrick’s Blog) and hosts and produces a podcast titled Worship Mythbusters.
Visit Rich at http://rkblog.com