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.
In addition to the church ministry Christian Life Center also has a coffee shop; book store, day care center and a Christian school 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 three graduates drafted into the NBA in the past ten 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 since 1979 years and they are the parents of four children, Richard Anthony and wife Stephanie, Erin Rachelle, Joshua Seth and wife Brittany, and Ashton Elise and Her husband George. They currently have two grandchildren Richard Andrew Rodriguez, Averie Taylor Rodriguez and Ethan Rodriguez.