Rich grew up in Massachusetts and graduated from Washington Bible College with a Bachelor of Arts degree and from Dallas Theological Seminary where he received his Master of Theology. He has taken doctoral courses at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Illinois.
He served as Minister of Education at a New Jersey church prior to ministering as senior pastor for seven years in Burlington, MA. For the past 29 years he has been pastor of Nantucket’s Summer Street Church.
In addition to his primary work as pastor on Nantucket, Rich has conducted International Training for Walk Thru the Bible Ministries in 35 countries in Central America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Rich and his wife Linda are the parents of two daughters and four grandchildren.