Marc Ritthaler

Marc Ritthaler

Home Groups Minister

Life Story

From a young age, I was always interested in learning more about who God was. When I was 10 years old, the Lord opened my eyes to not just who He was but what Jesus’ death on the cross meant for me. I realized the weight of my sin and the price Christ paid on my behalf. I grew in my adoration of Christ in my adolescence but slowly slipped into a lukewarm, self-righteous state as I entered high school.

It wasn’t until my experience at Baylor University that I had a group of men of God around me who graciously reminded me of the freedom offered to me through the cross. I came running back to my Father and was embraced with assurance in a new identity, During this time, I learned what true discipleship looked like and how God intended His Church to challenge and sharpen one another. It was also during this time that the Lord planted a seed of passion in me to serve the people of God and encourage others toward growing in Christ-likeness.

I met my beautiful wife during my time at Baylor, and we were married in 2018. Since then, the Lord has been faithful to our family and has consistently affirmed our call to serve the local church while growing our hearts for discipleship, biblical literacy, and missional living.

Hope for The Village Church

My hope is that we would be a community with the aroma of Christ and that lives are transformed by the saving power of the gospel.