lead PASTOR

Welcome to our church website and staff tab!  I'm Pastor Rich Saunders, Lead Pastor here at TR Naz.  I WAS the pastor to students and families (CrossFire Student Ministries) for over 10 years before being called to serve as lead at the start of July 2019.  Time has surely, and certainly, flown by and what a crazy, but exciting, transition this has been!!!


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 will be joining her brother at the middle school in the Fall of 2019.


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 (sanctification) 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 this church family 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 Sunday," 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)

OFFICE MANAGER

This is our FAITHFUL and FEARLESS Office Manager, Deb Harrell!!  Other titles she's known by are, "office secretary," "office commander," "princess of paper," and of course, "sultan of scheduling."  Okay... okay... I made most of those up on the spot, BUT we certainly could NOT function as well as we do without her!


God's love inspires Debbie's desire to serve the members and seekers in the body of Christ.  Various life experiences make the role of Office Manager a good fit and a great opportunity for her to exercise creativity.  She welcomes your questions and can be reached via the office phone or email during the office hours of 9am to 4:30pm, Tuesday through Friday each week.


You'll also catch her each Sunday, at the reunion, praising our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as one of our sisters in the faith!!

CUSTODIAL CREW

Our faithful and hard working cleaning crew!  David Wheat and Sue Wolfe do a WONDERFUL job of taking care of the inside of the church, getting it ready for use each week.  They work so hard and ALWAYS with those smiles on their faces!  We love them and appreciate them and their tireless service to us!