Our new Rector, The Ven. Dr. Richard Lafferty comes to us from Las Vegas, NV where he planted Christ Our Redeemer Anglican Church.
He has formerly served churches in Ohio, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Jersey and In addition to parish duties, Fr. Lafferty serves as an archdeacon-at-large for the Anglican Diocese of the Living Word.
His experience includes pastoring charismatic churches, church planting, college teaching, college board membership (serving as chairperson and college president), various mental health boards, community organizations, and denominational leadership (as a Bishop).
Dr. Lafferty has written for Enrichment magazine (a professional periodical for clergy), has contributed to a textbook on comparative religions, and has authored a leadership column for denominational publications.
Fr. Lafferty is a graduate of North Central State College (Electronics Engineering) and Evangel University (Religion). He holds advanced degrees in divinity and religion (Winebrenner Seminary, Evangel University, and Liberty University) as well as a doctorate in leadership from Regent University.
Rev. Lafferty is married to Ellen, and has a married son (Joel) who also serves as a priest in the ADLW from NJ.