Richard Ganz


“It is only God, working in and through us, who can make us into the people we are meant to be. It is only God who gives us the power necessary to live the life He calls us to (Ezekiel 36:27) and thus, be able to love “as God has loved us” (John 15:12). I am talking about the power that raised Christ from the dead. I am saying that it is this power that can raise us from caricatures of Christ into conformity with Christ Himself, for the flesh kills but the Spirit gives life.”    – Richard Ganz


Dr. Richard Ganz was born in New York City, and raised in a Jewish home. He graduated from the City University of New York with a degree in Psychology. He then earned his master’s degree and his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Wayne State University. After a year’s internship in the department of psychiatry at Wayne State University Medical Center, in Detroit, Michigan, he followed that with a year of Post-Doctoral study in the department of child psychiatry at Upstate Medical Center, in Syracuse, New York, where he was later on the Clinical Faculty of the Department of Psychiatry, as well as teaching at Syracuse University. Following his conversion to Jesus Christ, Dr. Ganz went on to receive his theological training at Westminster Theological Seminary, where he received his Master of Divinity degree. Dr. Ganz has lectured at major secular universities and Christian Seminaries around the world such as Tokyo University, Moscow State University, Harvard University, University of Maryland, The Free Evangelical Theological Academy in Switzerland, The Institute Biblique in Belgium, The Free Theological Academy in Germany, etc. He has also had an extensive conference and seminar ministry in many countries around the world. He is the Senior Pastor of the Ottawa Reformed Presbyterian Church and the President of Ottawa Theological Hall, where he is Professor of Biblical Psychology and Counseling. He and his wife Nancy, the author of the “Herein is Love” Old Testament commentary series for children have four daughters and live on a farm in the Ottawa valley.