The husband of Regina, the father of Amanda, the grandfather of Andrew, Anna and Aaron, a vocational church planter who now has the honor of serving some of the Kingdom’s finest Christ Followers at “The Life” of Christ the Redeemer Church in LaGrange, Georgia.
Richard and Regina have been married for 40 years. In 1979, he planted the first church in LaGrange, Georgia and was graced to serve Pastorally into his tenth year.
In 1989, Richard accepted a faculty position with Christ For The Nations Institute of Biblical Studies in Dallas, Texas. He enjoyed serving as Dean of Students and professor of New Testament during his 17 yrs of full-time and adjunct tenure. Richard also taught 10 years with Christian Life School of Theology.
In May of 1995, Richard led a team to plant Redeemed Community in the inner city of Dallas, Texas. He served the multi-racial, inter-cultural congregation until May 2005.
After returning to Georgia, Richard now serves “The Life” of Christ the Redeemer Church. He is also lead Presbyter with “Reformata Family of Ministers and Churches”.
Having ministered the gospel for 40 years, Richard has been graced to enjoy missional endeavors in Germany, Honduras, Jamaica, China, Hong Kong, Finland, New Zealand, Australia, South Korea, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus,Japan, Mexico, Thailand, and Canada.
He earned a Master of Religious Education from Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan and his Doctorate in Practical Theology from Master’s Graduate School of Divinity in Evansville,Indiana.