Richard Rodriguez was born and raised in South Texas and has a rich Texas History. Not only was the farm he grew up on the location of one of the bloodiest battles of Texas history but his uncle Joe Navarro is the direct descendant of José Antonio Navarro who signed the Texas Declaration of Independence. In addition Pastor Rodriguez is also related to President Venustiano Carranza president of Mexico.
Pastor Rodriguez has been the senior pastor of Christian Life Center since June of 1989. Under his leadership the church has grown from an average attendance of approximately 30 to nearly 1,000 with special services reaching attendances in the multiplied thousands. The church currently has approximately 2,500 persons contributing financially to the ministry annually. The current church mailing list is in excess of 14,000 homes reaching approximately 40,000 plus persons.
In addition to the church ministry Christian Life Center also has a coffee shop; book store, day care center and a Christian school with nearly 400 children in the Humble area. The school’s athletic department has been recognized nationally and internationally on the Today Show, ESPN, USA Today and the local Fox network. CLC Academy is recognized for having one of the top ranked basketball teams in America and has had two graduates drafted into the NBA in the past four years. One of our former athletic directors was NBA star Rafer Alston.
Pastor Rodriguez has authored one book entitled “PROPHECY Removing the Fear.” He has produced one CD entitled “Victorious Revival Praise.” He has done public service programs for CBS, NBC, TBN, PAX and Daystar television networks. He also hosted PAX television’s local news program called “Houston Informed” And is a regular guest on TBN’s world wide “Praise The Lord program.” His ministry has aired on FOX and various other networks around the country and the world.
Pastor Rodriguez is a graduate of Pleasanton High School and received his ministerial studies through the Global University Study Center. Prior to becoming a minister Pastor Rodriguez worked in management with companies such as Keebler Cookie Company, Pepsi Cola bottling company and in Retail management.
Pastor Rodriguez has been married to Lisa Rodriguez for 32 years and they are the parents of four children, Richard Anthony age 31, Erin Rachelle age 29, Joshua Seth age 25 and Ashton Elise age 19. They currently have two grandchildren 2yr. old Richard Anthony Rodriguez and 2 yr. old Averie Taylor Rodriguez.