Pastor Rip Pratt

Rip Pratt is delighted to serve New Life as the Pastor of Youth and Family Ministries. Rip has ministered to youth and families since 1979, working in Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Escondido, and Dallas, Texas. He received a BA in Biblical Studies from Vanguard University and has a Master's Degree from Westminster Seminary California. Rip is a national speaker for Reformed Youth Services, a frequent guest teacher at Westminster Seminary, a faithful leader and speaker at the Anchorage Alaska Men's Conference, and a favorite local youth speaker. He is the husband of Katie Pratt, whom he encourages in her position as director of academic support at Santa Fe Christian School. Rip and Katie are the parents of two sons, Lucas and Ian, who both attend (or attended) Covenant College, and of one daughter, Erin, who attends Santa Fe Christian School.

Rip's work to foster a dynamic youth and family ministry comes from a combination of his deep dedication and commitment to God's Word, his high regard for the creeds and confessions of our faith, his sincere compassion for God's covenant youth and families, and his love of the outdoors as a venue for "stretching" activities. Rip leads New Life's jr. high and high school families' ministry on Wednesday evenings. Each Sunday morning during the TLC hour, Rip leads the high school students and their parents in the "Creeds with Feet" class, a unique program which trains the participants to stand firm in their faith and engage the watching world.

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