Richard and his family are among the founding members of Faith Christian Church. Richard has a Christian heritage that can be traced back to his grandparents, but as a teenager he realized that faith was a personal commitment, not one inherited from your family, so he made his commitment to Christ and was baptized at the age of 14.
Richard has served as an elder at Faith Christian Church since its inception in 1976. He and his wife, Joyce, were married on June 2, 1961 and have two adult daughters, Jennifer and Kathleen. Richard is a semi-retired research scientist. High School is his highest diploma, but he did attend some college and took a few correspondence courses. However, most of what Richard knows about being a scientist he learned during his years in the Navy.
Richard enjoys reading, and Bible study, and, when possible, camping. Richard is passionate about people knowing that God is alive and sees all that we do. It’s hard for him to pick a favorite verse seeing as how the whole Bible is important, but one verse that Richard is constantly referring back to is Romans 2:1, “Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things.” This verse plays out everywhere in life; politics, relationships, everywhere.