Rich Wilkerson Jr: Biography, Age, Net Worth, Family, Career and Achievements

Rich Wilkerson Jr. is an American preacher, author, and speaker who gained fame for officiating the wedding of rap star Kanye West and his ex-wife Kim Kardashian in 2014.

Known for his dynamic preaching style, Rich emphasizes relevant biblical teachings that connect with a younger audience. Alongside his wife, DawnCheré, they share messages of faith and inspiration on social media.

Apart from his pastoral role, Rich Wilkerson Jr. has written books to encourage and inspire readers in their spiritual journey. One of his notable works is “Sandcastle Kings: Meeting Jesus in a Spiritually Bankrupt World,” which explores the transformative power of encountering Jesus in our lives.


Pastor Rich, whose full name is Richard Peterson Wilkerson Jr., comes from a strong Christian background with four generations of pastors on both sides of his family. His second cousin was David Wilkerson, the author of the Christian classic “The Cross and the Switchblade.”

His parents, Robyn and Rich Wilkerson Sr., lead Trinity Church, a megachurch in Miami affiliated with the Assemblies of God. However, Rich didn’t experience a connection with God until he was 17. This encounter marked the beginning of Rich’s surrender and commitment, not just following Jesus, but answering the call.


Rich Wilkerson was born on March 28, 1984.


Pastor Wilkerson Jr. went to Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee, and earned his bachelor’s degree.

Family Life

Rich is married to DawnCheré Wilkerson. They got married in 2006 after Rich graduated from the university. However, when DawnCheré was 25, they discovered it would be challenging to have kids. They waited for eight years before welcoming their first child.

Currently, the couple is blessed with three children: Wyatt, Wilde, and Waylon.


After graduating from university and getting married, Rich and his wife, DawnCheré, moved to Miami to work for Rich’s parents at Trinity Church.

From 2007 to 2015, Rich led Trinity’s young adult gathering, Rendezvous, which saw attendance grow from twelve people to over 1,000. Although Rendezvous continues, Rich and DawnCheré now pastor their own church called Vous, short for Rendezvous.

Rich Wilkerson Jr. and his wife DawnCheré lead Vous Church, a community of faith in the heart of Miami dedicated to loving God and serving people. Vous incorporates elements of contemporary popular culture, appealing to young people.

In 2014, Rich officiated the wedding of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, bringing them into the spotlight in both Christian and secular communities. This led to the creation of a reality show, “Rich In Faith,” on the Oxygen television network, which ran for ten episodes in 2015 and 2016.


Rich has authored three books: “Sandcastle Kings,” “Friend of Sinners,” and “Single & Secure.”


  • Live Your Values
  • Keep The End I Mind
  • Heartache and Heartbreak
  • My Faith Was Built For This
  • For The Sake of Eternity
  • Talking To Jesus
  • Little By Little
  • Hearing God’s Voice
  • Restless
  • Retrain Your Brain – Mindsets

Net Worth

Rich Wilkerson Jr. is considered one of the wealthiest pastors and is listed among the most popular pastors. According to analysis by Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider, Rich Wilkerson Jr.’s net worth is estimated to be around $1.5 million.

Social Media

You can find Rich Wilkerson Jr. on the following social media platforms:

  1. Instagram: @richwilkersonjr
  2. Twitter: @richwilkersonjr
  3. YouTube: Official Rich & DC

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