Welcome to our church website and staff tab! I'm Pastor Rich Saunders, the Associate, and mostly, Youth Pastor here at TR Naz. I've been the pastor to students and families (CrossFire Student Ministries) going on 10 years THIS COMING February 2019. Time has surely, and certainly, flown by!!
My wife, Tracey, who serves as leader of our Sunday morning Praise & Worship Team, and I have been married since June 18th of 2005 and have 4 kids: two boys, men now, who are grown and married (the oldest and his wife have two BEAUTIFUL little girls) and another boy, in middle school here in Three Rivers, and our daughter, and youngest, who goes to Norton Elementary.
This church is our "home church", meaning this is the first church we have attended as a couple, and the first church I have EVER attended in my life. We started coming to TR Naz in late 2004 seeking hard to make changes in our life for the better. This church is where I "found Jesus" (He was never hiding from me) and became a believer, accepting Christ as my Savior and repenting of my sins AND where I asked to be completely filled with His Spirit and where I was also called into church ministry (Super Bowl Sunday, Feb 1, 2009). To say I've had some experiences here would be a HUMONGOUS understatement!
It is an honor and privilege to be made useful by our Creator and to be allowed to come alongside families and their students as they travel on the journey of faith. I am grateful to have been able to impact so many AND thankful so many have been able to impact me. We truly are a family here and ALWAYS looking to add more to our number!!
I like to think of Sunday's as "Reunion Days," where we get to see each other and share with each other our successes and our struggles and learn and grow together. I look forward to seeing YOU here at the next reunion!
God bless and Christ on,
Pastor Rich (PR)