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Rich Birch

Multisite & Church Merger Specialist

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 multisite 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.

"If the Holy Spirit is in it, Jim and his team can help you develop a plan to that honors God and everyone involved."

The Bridge Church Cleveland, GA
Patrick Ballington – Lead Pastor

"Jim came along side Celebration Church from the very beginning of our multi-site journey. His insight, strategy, and understanding of what it takes to be a healthy church was huge to us as we began this new journey. Since partnering with Jim, we’ve gone from one church meeting in a single location, to five campuses meeting throughout Wisconsin."

MARK GUNGOR
SENIOR PASTOR - CELEBRATION CHURCH, GREEN BAY, WI

"With our Branch Creek Campus, LCBC Church is better positioned to reach more people with the good news of Jesus throughout central and eastern Pennsylvania. Having Jim Tomberlin at our side was a definite benefit..."

Lives Changed By Christ Church, Lancaster, PA
David Ashcraft – Senior Pastor

"Jim is one of the country’s leading thinkers on the multi-site movement."

LIFECHURCH.TV
Craig Groeschel – Lead Pastor

"He is a veteran leader, who is able to combine a wealth of knowledge with an intuitive grasp of the needs of the local pastor."

The Chapel
Scott Chapman – The Chapel, Lake Country, IL

"Jim Tomberlin was a huge asset to us during our recent move to multisite. His experience and expertise helped us navigate our staff and church through a church merger and greatly assisted us in the union of two churches. I highly recommend Jim to anyone prayerfully considering either mergers or multisite churches."

TERRY BRISBANE
Senior Pastor, Cornerstone Church

"If your church is thinking about going multisite make sure you have Jim on your team."

Sagebrush Church
Todd Cook – Sagebush Community Church – Alberquerque, New Mexico
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