Richard is originally from Orlando, Florida. Richard earned a BS in Education and an additional BS from Louisiana Baptist University. He met his wife, Lavonda, while attending Arlington Baptist University. They make up a great team as they serve together for the cause of Christ.
Richard has served as a student pastor, Executive pastor, lead pastor and a Vice-President of Student Affairs. Richard has been described as an effective communicator. Richard and Lavonda started a ministry called: E3 Ministries. The ministry seeks to educate, empower and encourage people. He brings the ability to use humor and real life situations to bring home the unchanging principles of the Bible.
Richard and Lavonda have one daughter, Brooke, a son-in-love, Sean, and three grandchildren. Their grandchildren: Zachary, Carolyn, and Eli are such a huge blessing. Richard enjoys reading biographies, playing golf, and of course his family. Richard believes “IF YOU ARE BREATHING YOU HAVE HOPE”!