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. In addition, he served on the leadership team of Connexus Community Church in Ontario, a North Point Community Church Strategic Partner.
Currently Rich leads the multi-site effort at Liquid Church in Morristown, New Jersey.
Rich has a dual vocational background that uniquely prepares him for serving churches to multiply their impact. While in the marketplace, Rich 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 and his wife Christine live in Scotch Plains, NJ with their two children and two dogs. You can reach Rich by contacting us.
“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