Alan Duce, Lead Pastor
Email: aduce@richfieldnaz.com
 
I am excited to be a third generation Christian and Nazarene. I'm grateful to my parents and grandmother for their contagious, Spirit-filled lives that taught me to love their Jesus until He became my Savior and Lord. My mission is to "help people experience the life-changing love of God." I passionately believe that "this generation of Christians is responsible to win this generation to Christ." I believe that a healthy local church is the most power-filled institution on earth. A healthy church filled with holy "contagious Christians" is unstoppable. I love the privilege of serving God and Richfield Church.

My favorite bible verse is Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you, be strong and very courageous.  Do not be afraid and do not be discouraged for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you may go.

I enjoy hiking, skiing, jogging, hanging out with my family, reading, watching movies and playing golf. I subscribe to the Leslie Neilson philosophy of golf: "I don't play golf to feel bad, I play bad golf but feel good."

I was born in the great state of Texas but spent most of my growing up years in Oklahoma.  I am a graduate of Southern Nazarene University (BA, BS, MA), Nazarene Theological Seminary (MDiv), and Fuller Theological Seminary (DMin). 

At NTS I met Jan Sharpes (now Duce), we dated and dated and dated and she finally agreed to become my wife. We have two grown and married children, Laura (Braden), and Samuel (Shelby), and a beautiful granddaughter, Ellis. 

Jan and I pastored together in Bowling Green, Ohio and Monroe, Michigan before moving to Colorado Springs to serve as Professors at Nazarene Bible College.  In March 2009, I became the lead pastor at Richfield.