Dr. Richard J. Alberta is a retired Pastor in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. He most recently served for 26 years as the Senior Pastor at the Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Brighton, Michigan. Prior to that, he served as Chairman of the Pastoral Care Department at the Ward Presbyterian Church in Northville, Michigan. Dr. Alberta was also an Associate Pastor at the Goodwill Presbyterian Church in Montgomery, N.Y. His forty years of ministry experience included leadership in missions as well as speaking and writing for the pro life movement.
He was born and raised in New Jersey, where he received his undergraduate degree in pre-law from Rutgers University. Married in 1969 to his high school and college sweetheart, Donna, he began a career in banking and finance.
A former atheist with an unsatisfied yearning for purpose and meaning in life, his soul-search for peace and significance brought him face to face with Jesus Christ and the claims of Christianity. He received Jesus as Savior and Lord of his life in 1977. While considering law school, Richard’s heart and mind were re-directed by God’s Holy Spirit to the Gospel ministry. He eagerly responded by entering Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts, where he earned his Master of Divinity degree in 1982. He later completed his Doctor of Ministry degree in marriage and family counseling in 1989 at Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Philadelphia.
Dr. Alberta is pleased to interact with any questions or concerns raised relative to articles posted on this blogsite. In addition, readers are invited to write with inquiries about the Christian faith or seeking pastoral guidance in spiritual/theological areas.