Pastor’s Bio

Spenst family.

Rev. Rick Spenst has been the pastor of Fort Lee Gospel Church since 1991. He was raised near Vancouver Canada before coming to New York City in the late 1980s. He earned a Masters of Divinity degree from Canadian Theological Seminary in 1990 and completed a Doctor of Ministry program in 2016. In addition to leading Fort Lee Gospel Church, Pastor Rick served the community in various capacities, including chaplaincy with the police department, fire department and VFW. Recently Pastor Rick has been involved with Marketplace Chaplaincy serving as a chaplain to a few different work sites. He has been married to Claudette since 1990 and has two adult children.