Our Pastor's Profile

Rev. Richard Rose was born in 1965 in Garden City, NY. Rich was raised in a diverse family with a Jewish father and a Christian mother where, he writes, “there was often a lively discussion of God and faith.” He attended The Waldorf School, Huntington Christian School, Houghton College where he received a BA in Communications and Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School where he received his MDiv in 2000. Prior to coming to FBC Ithaca, Rich was the Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Batavia, NY

Rich has two sons, Owen born in 2005, and Emerson born in 2009.






What does the Lord require of you?
To do Justice, love mercy and walk humbly with your God.
~Micah 6:8~