Pastors Rich and Linda Reiter have accepted the call to serve as the Pastoral Team at Good Samaritan Community Church that started September 1, 2022.
Richard previously served in churches in Michigan, New Jersey and Ohio. He holds a Master of Ministry degree from Trinity Seminary. Rich has a passion to point people to Jesus and have a personal relationship with Him. Both Richard and Linda want people to experience the abundant life that is promised for those who know Him.
Linda graduated from Oklahoma University/Health Science Center with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. Linda transitioned to be a teacher for the at-risk youth population at Reynoldsburg High School. Later, she graduated from Vineyard Leadership Institute and was sent out as a church planter. She, along with her husband, Rich, planted a church in Columbus.
Both Rich and Linda have been trained as a Stephen Ministry Leaders, Precept Ministry Leaders and life coaches. Linda also is a spiritual director through Sustainable Faith.
Richard and Linda have two sons and are blessed with five beautiful grandchildren.
José and Norma Figueroa are Lay Pastors for the Hispanic service
They began a Spanish speaking service in March of 2017. They both studied in the institute of Theological studies in San Juan Puerto Rico. They have done mission work with Habitat for Humanity in Westerville Ohio. Norma has translated for Dr. Rev. Aurea E Alejandro when she preached on a mission trip in Tennessee, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, They both did Missions with Praying Pelican Missions in Puerto Rico. Norma studied with Micar Christian University and is a licensed International Chaplain. They both love music. They sing as a duo and also as soloists. José plays the drums and Norma the guitar. They love to have a good time and they love people. They have five children.
José worked for the Army for 30 years. He played softball in Fort Buchanan. José plays dominoes and Norma does jigsaw puzzles.