Rich has been in pastoral ministry for many years; pastoring churches in Southern New Jersey and planting a church in Wilmore, KY. While in Wilmore, he served as an adjunct professor at Asbury University. He also taught at the International House of Prayer University in Kansas City and served as the Community Life Director for the IHOP-KC missions base. Rich was on staff at the International House of Prayer-Atlanta and is currently back home, living in South Jersey.
Rich graduated from Asbury College in 1984 with a BA degree in Philosophy of Religion and Asbury Theological Seminary in 1987 with a Master of Divinity degree. In 2010, Rich was given an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Union Biblical Seminary in Yangon, Myanmar.
Rich has been married to his Tania since 1982. Their children are: Zachary and his wife, Meghan, Jacob and his wife, Lena, Jessica and Corrie Emma.