You are dying.
And the only difference between you and Richard Pope is Richard knows how long he probably has left.
In 2021, exactly one month before he and his church plant team were going to launch Canvas Church in Salisbury, Maryland, Richard learned he had terminal cancer.
His friends always jokingly said stubbornness might be Richard’s spiritual gift. So maybe that explains what happened next.
Or maybe there’s a deeper, more out-of-this-world explanation for everything that happened to Richard—not just after he launched his church, but before. Because no one in this world could’ve ever come up with a story like this.
Episode 1 – Is This Like Happening Now
When you tell the story, you have power over it. Listen and watch the unfiltered journey of Richard Pope and Canvas Church.
Episode 2 – Origins
Richard travels back to where it all began.
Episode 3 – Take Nothing For Granted
Unless a miracle happens, Payton is going to be alone, but she isn’t taking anything for granted.
Episode 4 – Love of a Community
Salisbury is a rural, urban, diverse, artistic, unified, but growing in unity city.
Episode 5 – You Can Leave if You Want
Rhythms of life are slowing down for Richard, but there is something different and holy about the Sunday morning gathering.
Episode 6 – It’s Plain and Simple the Gospel
Canvas Church is growing and multiplying in spite of their unique circumstances.
Episode 7 – Standing Room Only
People gather around Canvas Church’s open windows just so they can hear the pastor up on the stage.
Episode 8 – Jesus Said He Would Build His Church
It’s crazy what you can learn about living after you find out you’re dying.