In Memoriam, Dr. Rich Craven was our senior pastor here at Cornerstone Church of Skippack. He was born in Boston , MA , and graduated from Gordon College and Westminster Seminary. Rich and Lynn were married in 1977 and have four, young adult daughters. Becky is the oldest, followed by the triplets, Holly, Julie, and Karen.
Rich was ordained to the Christian ministry in 1981, was a minister in the Presbyterian Church in America , and has served churches in New England and Pennsylvania . He has also trained seminarians in preaching and practical theology at Westminster Seminary from 1989-2005. The Cravens reside in Paoli , PA.
“I was once young, and now I’m old, and my memory is nearly gone. But two things I remember – that I am a great sinner, and that Jesus Christ is a great Savior.” John Newton.
Pastor Rich passed away on the evening of March 6th to go home and be with his savior Jesus Christ.
I’m Dave Matchette, the Pastor of Young Adult ministry at Cornerstone. I teach one of our inter-generational Life Groups on Sundays, and I lead the young adult THRiVE meeting every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 7pm. I also coordinate the RISE college & career ministry.
I believe that the gospel of Jesus changes everything - bringing freedom to every part of your life. At Cornerstone, we’re working on being authentic Christians who know what we believe and share it with the community around us. My wife Sarah and I were married in July of 2004 and we have three wonderful sons.
I earned a Health & Phys. Ed. degree from East Stroudsburg University and a Master of Divinity degree from Biblical Theological Seminary in nearby Hatfield, PA.
I love good coffee, all sports, fiction novels, and an occasional game of chess - wanna play?