In 1971, Ronald Steve Rich
accepted the call of God into the ministry, preaching his first sermon in
Chesapeake, Va. In 1974, he accepted the invitation to pastor THE
FIRST PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF THE LIVING GOD, in High Point, NC.
This was short-lived for in 1975, Brother Rich went into full-time
Evangelism as an Associate-Evangelist with REVIVALS FOR JESUS INC.
Then in 1976, he established God's Whirlwind Ministerial Assoc., of which he
was President-Bishop for the next eight years. Ten years of his life
was dedicated to the Evangelistic Ministry preaching in churches,
auditoriums, schools, universities, prisons, brush arbors and street
ministry. Television and radio have each carried his powerful message
of God's life. Brother Rich worked in the missionary field in the
country of Haiti, with JESUS WAY MISSIONS, of Washington, D.C.
He has been honored to speak at the Great Cathedral on the campus of THE
EVANGEL BIBLE COLLEGE, in Springfield MO. Bishop Rich wrote a poem
under the anointing of God, which placed in the amateur division of the
NATIONAL POET SOCIETY. It has been published, by them, in their
book of poetry titled, SILENCE OF YESTERDAY. Copies of this poem have
been distributed to hundreds of God's people all over the Nation. The
title of the poem is "THE MESSAGE OF LIFE." Bishop Rich is now a
Christian Counselor accredited by the AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF CHRISTIAN
COUNSELORS of which he is an active member. Last but not least,
Bishop Steve Rich has been instrumental in establishing nine churches and
four ministerial associations. He has served as President-Bishop
of GOD'S WHIRLWIND MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION. He is now the
active President-Bishop of NEW TEMPLE MINISTRIES INC.
Diane is actively involved in the ministry of NEW TEMPLE MINISTRIES. She teaches two courses from the American Association of Christian Counselors. They are entitled "Caring for People God's Way" and "Marriage Works." Diane is also very active as a member of the New Temple Praise Team. Of course, her work is never done as a dedicated wife to Bishop Rich. The two of them are blessed with their beloved son, Dustin and their cherished grandsons, Ashton and Jordan. As Diane works actively, side by side, with Bishop Rich, in the ministry, you can sense the strong dedication both to her family and God. Both Steve & Diane invite you to come and meet them, face to face, each Sunday at New Temple Church.