Rick McKinley

Rick McKinley serves as Lead Pastor of Imago Dei Community.  He and his wife, Jeanne, and their four kids moved to Portland, Oregon in October of 2000 to plant the church.  Since then, Imago Dei has been voted one of the Top 25 Most Innovative Churches in the Country by Outreach Magazine and Portland Monthly Magazine named Rick one of Portland’s 50 Most Influential People.

Rick is the co-creator of Advent Conspiracy, a global initiative designed to help solve the water crisis by calling Christians back to the real meaning of Christmas. He is also co-creator of Love Portland, a growing city-wide initiative designed to engage the church in developing relationships with the community by loving and blessing the city.

Today, besides his pastoral and preaching duties with Imago, Rick travels widely to share local movements like Advent Conspiracy with the broader church.  He also teaches on topics such as holistic mission, leadership, and spiritual formation.  He serves as President of The Waterhouse Network.

Rick has authored four books and serves as Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry at Multnomah University.  He received his Doctorate from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary.

Rick and Jeanne enjoy spending time with their kids and thanking God for all He has done and continues to do.

Rick McKinley

Recommended Reading By Rick McKinley

  • This Beautiful Mess: Practicing the Presence of the Kingdom of God
  • A Kingdom Called Desire: Confronted by the Love of a Risen King
  • Jesus in the Margins: Finding God in the Places We Ignore
  • The Answer to Our Cry: Freedom To Live Fully, Love Boldly, And Fear Nothing

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