Author, pastor, street ethicist, and global humanitarian with a passion for outreach to our world’s most impoverished citizens.
St. John’s is one of the most culturally diverse congregations in the country, where every week people of every social and economic background share the same pew. Since 1992, the church’s membership has grown from nine to more than 9,000 people, including 3,000 homeless or formerly homeless individuals. Pastor Rudy attributes the success of the ministry to a compassionate congregation that has embraced the vision of tearing down the walls of classism, sexism, and racism and building bridges of unconditional love, universal recovery, and unprecedented hope.
In 2010 Pastor Rudy’s Love Revolution premiered on SIRIUS XM Radio’s Praise Channel. The bi-weekly radio show features music selected by Pastor Rudy, uplifting conversation with the Pastor and his special guests, and a regular segment, “Ask Pastor Rudy,” in which Pastor Rudy answers “Sirius” questions from his listeners. The show airs live each Sunday at 12:00 p.m. EST (SIRIUS channel 68 and XM channel 33) and re-airs every Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. EST. “Pastor Rudy’s Love Revolution on Praise is a dream come true,” said Pastor Rudy. “A long awaited dream to touch and possibly change the world forever with the power of unconditional love.” His new film project “The Last Commandment” began airing on networks in July 2011.