About the Blog


Since 2005, Rich Kirkpatrick’s Blog has consistently been ranked among the top 50 Christianity blogs, listed in 2015 as #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by Newsmax.com, and was an Editor’s Pick in 2011,  2014, 2015, and 2016 by Worship Leader Magazine.

What is RKblog.com all about? The aim of RKblog.com is to catalyze creative influencers of faith and culture, rather than simply push hot buttons or echo the popular path. Join the conversation!














Rich’s Bio


With over 20 years as a professional musician and creative leader, Rich has worked as an associate pastor,  church executive team member, church planter, communications director, and worship leader at various churches–from small churches to mega-sized and from multi-campuses to new church plants.

Rich’s bent as a writer, speaker, and blogger, is to influence fellow creatives and leaders to help them think strategically and act redemptively. He spurs conversations that clarify values, theology, and all things practical.

Coaching is something Rich excels at. He has consulted churches from 100 to 6000 people in attendance. Whether its leading worship ministry, creative volunteers or implementing social media in a ministry setting, Rich brings his unique experience and knack for conversation to the table. You can find this in his blogging, speaking, or hanging out with him at a favorite local coffee or foodie spot.

As a worship leader and songwriter, Rich is part of the new and unique worship team collaboration with his daughter titled A Beautiful Liturgy which just released a five-song EP in 2016. In March of 2012 released a five-song EP titled “Drink The Divine” of all original material. Rich’s songs are published by A Beautiful Liturgy Music (ASCAP), Epic Stache Music (ASCAP) and administered by his company Tehilla Music.

As an author, Rich published his first book in 2014, The Six Hats of the Worship LeaderThis new book is available on outlets such as Amazon.com in paperback or on Kindle or iBooks as an ebook. Many have already taken their entire worship team and staff through this book, and some colleges use this as required reading. As a freelance writer, Rich writes for his blog RKblog.com, Sharefaith.com, and several other sites and publications. He teaches across the country for the National Worship Leader Conferences.

A native of San Jose, California, Rich is married to a Christian school principal and has two young adult children. Currently, Rich serves as Contemporary Worship Leader at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in San Clemente, California.

Shorter Bio

RK-HS-BW-SQ_WEBWriter, Speaker, and Musician. Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by Newsmax.com, having also received recognition by Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

He is the author of, The Six Hats of the Worship Leader, building into the life of church ministry through consulting, coaching, and speaking. Rich is a ministry veteran, serving in roles from worship leadership, communications, to executive teams. Currently, Rich writes for his blog RKblog.com, Sharefaith.com, and several other sites and publications. He teaches across the country for the National Worship Leader Conferences. As a musician, Rich is a songwriter and recording artist, currently with the group A Beautiful Liturgy while employed as a local church musician.

Media Outlets

Rich has written for or appeared on the following nation-wide media outlets.

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