Richard grew up in Chamblee, Georgia and after graduating from high school, attended The University of Georgia. Richard earned his BBA and MAcc from Georgia. After college, he went to work for a public accounting firm and obtained his CPA.
God led Richard to join an international Christian ministry in 1983, where he could use his accounting and administration training. In 1995, Richard was called to join the ministry here at Apostles. Richard openly communicates that he has been blessed to be able to be used by God to be a part of a ministry that proclaims the Truth and seeks to see lives changed for Christ.
Richard was married in 1983 to his wife, Kathy, and they have three children.