Richard Crisco was the “perfect altar boy” growing up in his local Catholic Church.  He knew all about the Bible.  He faithfully served every Sunday for 10 years without fail.  Then at the age of 16 he answered an altar call to be forgiven of his sins and accepted Jesus in his heart.   He knew Chirst was real and desired to have a relationship with Him. His heart was filled with the Holy Spirit and he yearned to have His Presence in every part of his life.   Pastor Richard is committed to hosting the Presence of the Lord, winning souls, and impacting his community.  He is dedicated to living by example and encouraging men and women to live up to their full potential in Christ.  His teachings are passionate, humorous and fun, while his humility, integrity, and down-to-earth approach gives him the ability to relate to people. Richard served as the Pastor of Student Ministries in the midst of the largest revival in America’s history at Brownsville Assembly of God in Pensacola, Florida. Following his tenure as Pastor of Student Ministries, he served as the President of the Brownsville Revival School of Ministry. In May 2004, Richard came to serve as the Lead Pastor here at Rochester Christian Church.

Besides being an attentive husband, married to Jane since 1984, he is a father, and adoring “poppi”; he is an author, teacher, conference speaker, life coach, mentor and role model.  His formula for successful ministry is to simply love God and love people. Richard’s burning desire is to train and to equip spiritual leaders for the Kingdom of God. His fervent and humorous style will have you, both, laughing and weeping; while his humility, integrity, and down-to-earth approach gives him the ability to relate to people.

Interests: Hunting, Fishing, anything to do with the outdoors and water.

Favorite Authors: Bill Johnson, Andy Stanley, John Bevere, John Maxwell

Life verse:  1 Cor. 11:1 Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.