Nyack College (’03 BS)/Alliance Theological Seminary (’09 M.Div.) alumnus Rich Villodas is the November/December 2021 featured cover story of Outreach, a nondenominational evangelical magazine based in Colorado Springs, CO.
Rich Villodas is the lead pastor of New Life Fellowship Church in Elmhurst, NY. Prior to this leadership role, he oversaw the small group ministry, served as a preaching pastor and went on to assume leadership of the congregation in October 2013, succeeding pastor and author Pastor Pete Scazzero.
The feature highlights his book, The Deeply Formed Life: Five Transformative Values to Root Us in the Way of Jesus and also addresses his pastoral role, with particular emphasis on the past eighteen months. Deeply Formed Life has been a book club selection this fall with Renovaré Book Club and is a five-day reading plan on the YouVersion Bible app.
During the outcry against racial injustice in the U.S. last year, Rich hosted a dynamic virtual webinar, “The Gospel & Race,” which required a replay to accommodate the high registration demand. In March 2019, he was one of the featured speakers at a New Life conference, “Gospel and Race: Breaking Down the Walls of Hostility.” Rich has also been the featured chapel speaker at Nyack for the Deeper Life Series. He was the recipient of the Nyack College “Young Alumnus of the Year Award” in 2013 and the ATS “Alumnus of the Year Award” in 2015.
What’s next for this dynamic young pastor? Rich Villodas is on the roster of featured speakers for the Elim Leaders Summit, May 10-12,2022 at the Harrogate Convention Centre in the United Kingdom. Readers blessed by The Deeply Formed Life can also look forward for the release of his second book 2022!