Richard joined the Westwood staff in October 2016. He was previously the pulpit minister at the Saks Church of Christ in Anniston, Alabama. Prior to that, Richard and Kim spent one year at the Northwest Tampa Church of Christ in Tampa, Florida where he was the preaching minister. Before that, Richard served as the minister at the Betta-View Hills Church of Christ in Oxford, Alabama for over 19 years. Richard holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Jacksonville State University, A Master of Ministry degree from Andersonville Theological Seminary. Richard and Kim have been married for almost 33 years. Kim is a retired educator after over 28 years of service. They have a son John Bryan who is 30 years old and a 2009 graduate of Jacksonville State University and is an educator and coach in Anniston, Alabama. He is also a youth minister at the Ohatchee Church of Christ. They have another son Taylor who is 25 years old and a graduate of Mississippi State University. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia and is an inside sales representative for SAIA Trucking Company.