Our Pastor - Richard Pope
Richard serves as our Lead Pastor. He has been "Sent" by SonRise church in Berlin, MD to start a new church in Salisbury. Before planting Canvas, he has led in various roles in churches and para-church ministries. He also serves as a Chaplain for Coca-Cola Consolidated here in Salisbury. He holds a M.A. in Theology from Whitefield Theological Seminary, and is currently pursuing a ThD (Theological Doctorate) from Andersonville Theological Seminary.
Richard hosts "The Depressed Pastors Podcast", and writes regularly. He loves eating sushi at Ikebana with his wife, Payton. His favorite books are Desiring God by John Piper, and 1984 by George Orwell. His favorite movie is The Iron Giant and he can (and will) tell you the entire plot any chance he can.
He is passionate about teaching God's word and helping people grow in their faith. He looks forward to helping your family find joy in Christ through the preaching of His word!