Richard & Becky Casteel

It is with great joy and anticipation Becky and I are stepping into a new season of life and ministry.

As of January 2022, we are stepping down from our 35 years of serving as senior pastors of our beloved church, Grace Chapel in Scottsdale Arizona.

When we were asked so many years ago to serve the Lord in the capacity of pastors of this little congregation, we of course had no idea all the Lord would have in store for us.

We have been witness to so many of His wonderful provisions and His grace throughout our over 3 decades of serving the same church.

While we may be officially "retiring" from that specific role, we are in no way retiring from God's call on our lives. In fact, we are stepping into all sorts of new adventures in the days, weeks, and years ahead. If you are at all interested in following, supporting, and encouraging us along the way please be sure to bookmark this webpage as we will be adding more and more info soon.

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Don't Quit Monday Mornings

They say most pastors feel like giving up and walking away Monday mornings.

The stress of pastoring, of feeling alone and overwhelmed can make any one of us want to go find a "real job".

But it doesn't have to be this way.

What if you could wake up Monday mornings knowing some encouragement was waiting for you?

Join the "Don't Quit Mondays" email

Every Monday morning there will be an email just for you, from me, a pastor who's been where you are. I have faced those dark times of discouragement where I wanted nothing more than to walk away. But, by God's grace God sustained me through 50 years of faithful ministry.

You may not be called to pastor for 50 years, this might just be a single season in your life. But wouldn't it be great to do it faithfully and with joy? 

Sign up and start changing your Monday mornings.

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Serving Central & South America

After over 50 years of pastoral and missionary ministry, we are very excited to be using our gifts and experience to serve as FMI Emissaries in Central and South America. We will focus on caring for the FMI workers and their families in that region. Our goal is to come alongside of FMI workers to offer mentoring, encouragement, coaching and connection. We will also train coaches and mentor leaders in the region to help raise up more and better leaders for the harvest.

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Coaching Leaders in the USA and Abroad

As mentioned above we will be focusing much of our effort on coaching and mentoring. Both Becky and I have recently gone through Coaching Certification and are poised to offer a systematic, proven, and consistent way to help develop leaders who are looking to build important skills and tools as strategic leaders.

Preaching & Teaching

Of course we will continue to teach and preach as needed back in our home church in Arizona, but we will also be spending more time traveling and ministering wherever the doors to minister are opened to us.

Please be in prayer for us as we step into this new season of life and ministry as we remember that it is...
"Not by might, nor by power, buy by my Spirit, says the LORD of hosts."

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