We welcome Pastor Rick & Diane Cryder as our our new Senior Pastor couple.
Pastor Rick is an experienced pastor who has served smaller and larger churches for nearly three decades. Currently Rick works with an organization that supplies interim pastors to churches in various kinds of transition. Interim pastors help congregations like ours during a time of transition — to review where we’ve been, where we are now, and where God is taking us in the future.
Rick enjoys this ministry very much and has been interim pastor of four churches, three in the United States and one an international church in Brussels, Belgium. Rick is delighted to to be with us for the next 12-18 months in this time of transition and in our search for a new long-term senior pastor.
Rick & Diane have been married for 40 years and have four children and four grandchildren — with a fifth on the way. Rick is a graduate of Ohio State University and holds M.Div. and D.Min degrees from Grace Theological Seminary and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in the U.S. He is an ordained minister with the Evangelical Free Church of America.
Rick and Diane love to take walks together and look forward to walking and exploring with new friends here in JinQiao.