We’re thrilled to welcome Pastor Rich Villodas to the Missio Alliance Writing Team! Rich Villodas is the Lead Pastor at New Life Fellowship Church, where he succeeded Founding Pastor Pete Scazzero. New Life is a church community with people from over 75 nations in the heart of Queens, NYC.
Rich was born and raised in the East New York section of Brooklyn, just 20 minutes from New Life. He graduated from Nyack College and then went on to complete a Masters of Divinity degree at Alliance Theological Seminary (one of our Alliance Partners). When Rich is not reading, he is cheering on his beloved Mets, Knicks and Jets teams. Rich is married to Rosie and they have a little girl and boy, named Karis and Nathan.
The Missio Alliance Writing Team is a diverse group of Christian leaders who co-labor in a ministry of writing to resource theological practitioners for mission. We publish articles by these friends, along with regular “community voices,” across four Writing Collectives—Culture, Formation, Theology, and Witness. Rich has already demonstrated a great capacity for this in the following articles:
- Jesus or Politics: 7 Tough Questions to Reveal Your Lord
- Racial Reconciliation May Not Be What You Think It Is
- Silence: The Unexpected, Prophetic Starting Point for Justice
You can follow Rich on Twitter at @RichVillodas.