Meet Pastor Rich


Pastor Richard Schnieders

Senior Pastor


The founding Pastor of Friendship Grace Brethren Church is Dr. Rich Schnieders. Dr. Schnieders holds a Ph.D. in Christian Philosophy & Apologetics, a Theology Masters and a Bachelor of Biblical Studies. Pastor Rich is a retired Deputy Sheriff having served the citizens of Lee County for 27 years in the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, retiring as a Major in 2011. Pastor Rich served for many years in a bi-vocational role as both a Pastor and Deputy Sheriff.

Linda, Pastor Rich’s wife, serves as Church Secretary and Bible teacher for the ladies. Their daughter Kaitlyn & Son in Law Brian are both active at Friendship GBC working in our technical ministries and working with children and youth.

Fun Facts About Pastor Rich

Countries Travelled
USA, Canada, Mexico, Bahamas, Haiti, Israel, Jordan, Germany, Holland, England, France, Austria, Belize, Honduras, Tortuga, Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, Jamaica, Antigua & Barbuda,
Favorite Bible passage
Colossians 1:16, Psalm119:165
Favorite Books
Prepare for Rain by Michael Catt
Favorite Food
Sauerbraten, Mashed Potatoes, Apple Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream, Sour Dough Bread
Amateur (Ham) radio Advanced class License, Amateur Radio Emergency Services, Scuba Diving (Divemaster)
Pet Peeves
Drivers who risk the lives of others, Bible Teachers who do not teach the Bible


Colossians 1:16

16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.

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