Born in Brooklyn, New York, Pastor Curtis Riley is a true visionary, leader and teacher of the Word of God. He is the senior pastor and founder of the Reigning in Life Training Center, a non-denominational, full-gospel church located in the heart of Hempstead, New York.
Pastor Riley was trained and ordained by Pastor Leroy and Shirley Cannon of Miracle Outreach Temple of Batesburg, South Carolina on July 5, 1987.
Pastor Riley worked for the Nassau County Economic Opportunity Commission – a not-for-profit community action agency for ten years. He ran HIV therapy groups, worked extensively with youth programs, and as a community organizer. Pastor Riley has certificates in the areas of drug and alcohol abuse, sexual abuse, counseling (1-3), eating disorders, health and nutrition, and HIV/AIDS. He also ran groups through the DART and ROAD Programs (Drug/Alcohol related) to men who were incarcerated at the Nassau County and Rikers Island Correctional Facilities.
After ten successful years in the human services field with Nassau County EOC, he stepped out into full-time ministry. However, before his launch as a full-time pastor, he served as a pastor’s assistant for four (4) years at Zion Travaileth Tabernacle under Pastor Adrian Montague. He also worked with Christian Torch Bearers for six years in their program for homeless men at 219 Brooklyn Street, New Cassel, New York.
On March 30, 2007, Pastor Riley was ordained by Pastor Bill Winston of Living Word Christian Center in Forest Park, Illinois.
He has a passion for nurturing people in the Word of God, seeing them operating in the principles of the Kingdom of God and succeeding in every area of their lives and encouraging them to experience an intimate fellowship with God as Father. His deepest desire is to do his part to equip the Body of Christ to impact the whole world with the gospel of grace.
Pastor Riley lives in Hempstead, New York, with his wife, Stephanie Riley.