Our Story

The Main Place Christian Fellowship had a modest beginning many years ago in the business park across from the Main Place Mall. That’s actually where the name comes from – God’s place is the Main Place to be! Pastor Rich Mathisrud and his wife Joan started out with just a few members walking by faith. The church has steadily grown over the years and has planted many churches. It is by God’s grace and providence that we have been able to share the good news of Jesus and spread His love to all we have come to know over the years.

19 “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

MATTHEW 28: 19-20

About Pastor Rich Mathisrud

Pastor Rich and his wife Joan have been starting and pastoring churches for over 30 years. The two founded MPCF in 1987. Thirteen years as the church had grown, God gave Pastor Rich a vision to start 20 churches by 2020 and that vision has since come to pass. Their philosophy of ministry is to keep things simple, safe, sincere and strategically small. Pastor Rich has been an exceptional pastor, leader, and friend to all those that have come to know him over the years.