Rev. Dr. Richard B. Knight began his ministry at Central Congregational Church in July 2016. Pastor Rich loves being a pastor! He especially enjoys the variety found in pastor ministry – preparing messages for children & adults, hospital visits & pastoral care, spiritual direction, hanging out with our teens at youth group events, committee ministry, mission trips, community service and more!
Prior to coming to CCC Pastor Rich served for six years at Trinitarian Congregational Church of North Andover. Prior to that he served 14 years at First Parish Church in York, Maine, and 13 years at Ridge Valley UCC in Sellersville, Pennsylvania. Pastor Rich is a graduate of Muhlenberg College; Princeton Theological Seminary, where he earned his Master of Divinity; and Eastern University, where he earned his Doctor of Ministry in Marriage and Family Ministry.
Pastor Rich is married to Alisa Knight, who is also a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary. Alisa is a licensed clinical social worker and works as a therapist for Lyra. They are the proud parents of Maddie, Ben, and Sam.
We are incredibly blessed to have Pastor Rich lead our faith community. He brings many gifts to our church as a leader, counselor, preacher, and a Christian who lives and shares his faith deeply.
You may reach Pastor Rich at: Pastor-Rich@cccchelmsford.org