HighPointe Church is a casual, innovative, family-oriented Christian church. It is our goal to lead others to become fully committed followers of Jesus Christ.
is a 1988 graduate of Upper Perkiomen High School and a 1992 graduate of the University of Valley Forge. He married his college
sweetheart, Jodi, in 1992. They have been happily married now for
24 years, and have two beautiful girls, JoLyn (21) and Jacki (16).
For twenty years, Rich served in churches in MI, NJ, and PA as a student ministries pastor. In 2008, he and Jodi felt the call to plant a church in the city of Pittsburgh. After serving Element Church for 7 years, Rich and Jodi have recently followed God’s call back to Philadelphia to the church they first served as youth pastors after college. They love being back in Philadelphia and are looking forward to serving families in the Roxborough area and beyond!
Favorite Scripture: Romans 8:28
When I get a day off...I love to spend it with my wife and if possible, my kids!
If I was at the Eagles game where the fans booed Santa Claus...I might have been one of the loudest!
Favorite Food: Mexican. I mean, any kind of food that features a dish that's "refried" has to be good!
Favorite sports teams: Phillies, Eagles, Flyers, and even the Sixers
Little-known fact about you: I just found out I have ADHD. Seriously...you have all been keeping this from me??? Wanna ride bikes?
Rick joined the HighPointe team in 2016. Pastor Rick is a graduate of the University of Valley Forge, class of 1977, a US Army veteran and has served with his wife, Janet as lead pastors in five churches in Pennsylvania. They recently "semi-retired” from the Assembly of God in Jersey Shore, PA after twenty years to come and work with their son in Roxborough. They have four grown children including Pastor Rich. Rick is serving as Administrative Pastor and he and Janet are leading the Senior's Ministry at HighPointe!
Favorite Scripture: John 10:10 & Matthew 6:33
When I get a day off...I like to spend time time with my wife, my family, and our puppy (his name is Happy).
If I was at the Eagles game where the fans booed Santa Claus...I would have defended the old chap!
Favorite Food: Nothing beats a good burger. Or cereal...yeah, cereal...and ice cream...and Oreo cookies!
Favorite sports teams: I am a lifelong Yankees fan but I can cheer for the Phillies too!
Little-known fact about you: I worked on the Space Shuttle project as a tech while in the Army! Today I'm working to get get folks on the "ship" to heaven!
'Fola joined the HighPointe Team in 2017. Pastor 'Fola graduated as a Civil Engineer in 1995, and practiced for 7 years, before leaving all that to pursue his passion in ministry.
'Fola and Sinmi have planted and pastored, 5 churches in their home country Nigeria, and in South Africa, since 1998, when they got married.
They moved to Philadelphia in January 2017 on 'sabbatical'.
Sinmi's passion is in writing. She is an award winning author with over 40 books to her credit.
'Fola and Sinmi are blessed with 4 kids; Ife (18), Iyin (15), Aanu (14) and Orey (12), and a foster daughter, Koko (21) who is in college back home in Nigeria.
Favorite Scripture: Jeremiah 29:11
When I get a day off...I like to spend the time with family movies or favorite programs on tv
If I was at the Eagles game where the fans booed Santa Claus...I will find a way taking him away to a place where he will be safe
Favorite Food: Spaghetti, chocolate cookies, chocolate cake
Favorite sports teams: Arsenal FC, I'm a Gunner for life!
Little-known fact about you: Really wanted to own Africa's largest multinational construction company that would build great bridges, and highways! Interestingly, now I help build greater bridges and highways that guide people to heaven!