Richard was born and raised in Santa Maria, California. Having served his country for 20 years in the US Army, where he was stationed in Korea, Vietnam, Italy and throughout the United States until his retirement. God blessed Richard with 2 sons, 4 daughters, 17 grandchildren and 2 great granddaughters.
Richard received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior while stationed in Alaska at a small Pentecostal church. Richard was blessed to experience many different places of worship through his travel but found the heart and love of Christ at this Calvary in March 2015.
Richard currently shares the Love of the Lord, by serving in the Children’s Church, loves serving the body as an usher, on the communion board, a member of the prayer team and now as an Elder for the Lord’s flock. Richard’s prayer for the church, is to continue to reach the lost, disciple the saved and to send strong Christians into the community to preach the glorious Gospel.