Jeff Rich is the pastor of Grace Community Bible Church in Lakeville, MN.
Pastor Jeff was called to eternal salvation at age 27 through the faithful witness of a close friend who invited him to Twin Cities Bible Church in Maplewood, Minnesota. Everything began to change at that point in Jeff’s life. He began to develop a real, growing love for Jesus and His Word, a desire for biblical teaching, and a passion for fellowship with believers. Soon after his conversion, Jeff began to desire serving the Lord in ministry.
He earned a Masters of Divinity from Central Baptist Theological Seminary in May of 2012. He has also taken classes at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Moody Bible Institute. Once ordained in November of 2007, Jeff served as Assistant Pastor at Twin Cities Bible Church and has since become the Senior Pastor at Grace Community Bible Church since its inception in April of 2009.
Jeff is passionate about teaching true biblical Christianity from the authoritative, inerrant, and sufficient word of God, with a literal, grammatical, and historical approach to the text of Scripture. Based on these convictions, he is committed to preaching the meaning of the text in its context verse-by-verse from both the Old and New Testaments. In short, preaching Jesus Christ and Him crucified – preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ – is his lifetime calling and passion.
Jeff has been trained as a doctor of chiropractic with specialty in radiology and continues to use this education to help support his family. Jeff works as a radiologist part time at Northwestern Health Sciences University.
Jeff has been married since 1992 to his beautiful wife Jodi and the Lord has blessed them with nine wonderful children. He enjoys sports, bonfires, the outdoors, playing with his children, as well as reading and discussing theology.