Rev. Richard L. Richie, Pastor
Brother Richie was born at Fort Benning, Georgia and raised in Merritt Island, Florida where his father was a NASA Engineer for the Apollo Space Program. He later attended James W. Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax, Virginia where he was Student Body President his Senior Year and a 3-year Letterman on the Robinson Ram Football Team. Richie went on to attend and graduate from Auburn University (1984-1988) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Management. In and following college, he worked in the U.S. Department of Defense Industry for over seven years as a Logistician and Task Manager for numerous U.S. Army, Navy, & Marine programs. Feeling the call to enter the full-time Christian Ministry, Richie left secular employment to attend the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky where he eventually earned a Master of Divinity degree in 1996. He later conducted Doctoral Studies at Southern Seminary as well. Richie has pastored for over 24 years, having served churches in Alabama, Maryland, Indiana and Virginia. Richie is one of five Alabama Trustees serving on the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. He is also Secretary-Treasurer of The Alabama Baptist Pastor’s Conference. Finally, he is an Executive Committee Member and Finance Chairman of the Morgan Baptist Association. Richie is married to the former Toni A. Leigh of Shreveport, LA who is an R.N. Infectious Disease/Epidemiology Investigator for the Alabama Department of Public Health. The couple resides in Hartselle, Alabama where they have three wonderful boys, Robert, Nathan, & William, ages 13, 12, & 6.
Minister of Music & Worship
We are currently searching for our new Minister of Music & Worship. Please send resumes and letters of inquiry to the church marked to the attention of our Pastor. Thank you!