Rashad hails from Los Angeles, California, but since the days of his youth he fell in love with the cultural vibrancy and rich history of New York City. He married a native of Brooklyn, Stacy, and together they have 4 boys. Rashad decided to follow Jesus at the age of 21. His journey began by attending Bible college in Pensacola, Florida where he received his Bachelor’s in Bible. He then went on to attend the Haggard School of Theology in Azusa, California and completed a Master’s in Theology. His 15 years in ministry include being a youth minister for Allegheny Center Alliance Church and a college campus pastor for the Coalition for Christian Outreach in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was lead pastor at International Alliance Church and on the planting team for Sanctuary church in Providence, Rhode Island. He felt the call to multi-cultural ministry and to plant in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. He and his wife, planted Trinity Grace Church Crown Heights in 2014 and he currently serves as the lead pastor.