Pastor Richard became the lead pastor at GBNaz in August 2019. His ministry experience stretches more than 25 years and includes working with children, youth, and adults in various capacities. He was called to vocational ministry in 2014 and after a long and grueling preparation process, he was ordained as an elder in the Church of the Nazarene in April 2019.
Richard lives in the parsonage with his wife, Karen, and their youngest child. They have been married more than 25 years and have two children together. Richard has two older children from a previous relationship before he surrendered his life to Jesus Christ in December 1990. Three of the four children are grown and married and the youngest is single and launching his career. Together Richard and Karen have 9 grandchildren, 7 are living on earth and 2 are in heaven.
Richard's approach to ministry is an apostolic one. This means he is called to take the gospel to places and contexts where the gospel is not known. In the context of the local church, he looks for ways to engage people who have been marginalized by society and sometimes the church.