Rich Wooten is the husband of Shellie, father of Kelsey, Kayla, Jace & Katherine, owner of Watson (the dog) and hopeful rebuilder of a 1974 Ford Bronco. I have been a pastor at three different churches in Colorado, Minnesota and Illinois over the past 22 years – each time on a multi-pastor staff. 

I am deeply concerned with trends within our culture that are leading away from the Cross of Christ as central to meaning and fulfillment. I am taking steps to help grow stronger followers of Christ and develop new young leaders by challenging the status quo of spiritual life.

I welcome feedback and insight from all…


3 Replies to “About”

  1. Based on your about me, what do you think is the biggest deception and biggest obstacle that hinders followers of Christ from growing and acting upon their responsibilities as Christians?

    1. I think that most of the time it is simple complacency. I fight it for sure. We have all the access we could ever want in the most available forms for spiritual growth and maturity – but we usually settle for where we are now. This is sad but true. What do you think?

      1. I would have to agree. I find complacency in my own life. When I was a new Christian I engulfed everything I could get my hands on about Christianity. I read the Bible over and again. I read about apologetics. I shared about Christ openly to others. Over time two things slowed my enthusiasm: One was thinking I had arrived at a pinnacle of my walk and knowledge of Christ. The second is that the world just doesn’t seem to want to hear it anymore. It’s almost like why try? Just live my best life and if it comes up, tell someone else. I realize of course that growing in the knowledge of Christ never ends this side of heaven. It is a discipline that we must embark on continuously until death. Revelation never ends as we seek knowing Jesus. Also I realize that telling others is one of our calls as Christians. As they say, there is no plan B. Complacency is easy, being responsible with our Christian lives, now that takes effort.

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