MultiSite & Merger Strategist
Rich is one of the early multisite church pioneers.
He was among the first people leading multisite churches in North America. He led the charge in helping The Meeting House in Toronto to become the leading multi-site church in Canada with over 4,000 people in 6 locations. (Today they are 13 locations with somewhere over 5,000 people attending.) In addition, he served on the leadership team of Connexus Community Church in Ontario, a North Point Community Church Strategic Partner.
Currently he serves as Operations Pastor at Liquid Church in the Manhattan facing suburbs of New Jersey.
His dual vocational background uniquely positions him for serving churches to multiply impact. While in the marketplace, he founded a dot-com with two partners in the late 90’s that worked to increase value for media firms and internet service providers.
He blogs regularly at unSeminary.com … where he provide free training for ministry leaders … stuff you wish they taught in serminary! Rich speaks at conferences like Orange, WFX and various regional multisite church events. He’s been a featured writer on Auxano’s Vision Room, ChurchLeaders.com and MinistryBriefing.
Rich is married to Christine and lives in Scotch Plains, NJ with their two kids and one dog.
You can reach Rich by contacting us here.
“Rich Birch was our key ingredient in making The Meeting House multi-site vision a reality. He helped us get the big picture and then got dirty in the details of making it happen.”
Bruxy Cavey, Teaching Pastor, The Meeting House
“Not only has Rich’s experience saved us months of struggling on our own trying to figure out the complexities of multisite, his ‘get-it’ factor on the kind of church we’re trying to become has customized his approach to be tailor-made to our setting. We’re so grateful for his investment in helping us expand our Kingdom-building capacity.”
Jeff Lockyer, Lead Pastor, Southridge Community Church
“Making room for “those who aren’t here yet” has been part of the Liquid DNA from the start and we are really pumped about becoming a multi-site church (okay, we are a little scared and overwhelmed as well:). We feel like we God has made it pretty clear for us that we are to be a multisite church and it has also been clear that God has provided someone like Rich to help us through this process. I LOVE Rich’s experience-driven insight and people-focused approach. At Liquid we are not about building buildings, but reaching people and Rich couldn’t be a better fit for us as we seek advice and feedback in accomplishing what we feel God is putting before us. I am a huge Rich Birch Fan!”
Mike Leahy, Executive Director/Campus Pastor, Liquid Church