Rich Aspenberg

I grew up in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, where I was raised together with my two older brothers, Paul and Scott, by my wonderful parents, Glenn and Catrina Aspenberg.  My father works and is co-owner of the family carpentry business (John A. Aspenberg & Sons).  My mother works as the secretary for the company.  God has blessed me with my wonderful wife, Misty.  We met at a 20-something Bible Study, and got married a year and a half later on May 16, 2009.  We currently have an amazing house and 2 wonderful  daughters (Joie Lynn, born February, 2011 and Layla born May 15, 2013) and a son Judah. (Born on July 7, 2015)

I attended the Pilgrim Academy from kindergarten through 12th grade. After graduating from high school, I decided to attend Lancaster Bible College, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where I majored in Youth Ministry. During my four years at LBC, I had the wonderful opportunity to be an intern for four years in Lancaster County Bible Church’s Student Ministry.  During my internship, I was mentored by Mike Harder (Senior High Pastor) and Jason Mitchell (Junior High Pastor), who not only mentored me, but gave me hands on experience as well.  I have been the Director of Student Ministries here at Mission Point (formerly Calvary Bible Church) since September of 2003 and in 2016 was commissioned and am now the Associate Pastor of Teen Ministry & Families.

I enjoy the outdoors, where I can go hiking, backpacking, camping, snowboarding and bike riding.  Sports in general are a passion of mine that I enjoy playing together with teenagers and friends alike (soccer, basketball, football, hockey, tennis, and pretty much any sport that someone wants to play, I’ll play with them!).

..::2nd Birth
I was born and raised by my wonderful parents, who have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. As I was growing up, they taught me the Word of God and exemplified what they taught through their lifestyles. We went to church together every week, and they even enrolled me into a Christian school. I grew up knowing about the Bible and Jesus Christ, and I even thought that when I was a little kid I had accepted Jesus Christ to come and be the Lord and Savior of my life; but I was not sure, and my life style did not show it. It was not until I became a junior in high school that I took my relationship with Jesus Christ and made it real in my life. We had chapel every Monday at school, where we would have worship and a special speaker. That morning I was really questioning whether I had a relationship with God or not, and if I were to die that day would I be going to heaven or hell. So after chapel, I went to the men’s locker-room by myself, sat down, prayed, and asked Jesus to forgive me of my sins and to come and be my Savior and Lord of my life. That is when I believe my relationship with God truly began. Then, that summer of ’98, I went to the Creation Festivals in Pennsylvania and got baptized there.