Planting Roots Board of Directors
Arthur PaceVice President
Diane HallBoard Secretary
Gwen ChandlerBoard Treasurer
Cecil RichardsonBoard Member
Blissfully married to the same wonderful bride for 41 years and father of three girls and a boy–all married–and four grandchildren. Following graduation from seminary with MDiv and PhD, I pastored three churches, taught in two colleges, served as president of the local ministerial association, served on the Alabama Baptist Christian Life Commission, and served on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity in Alexander City, Alabama, before returning to active duty as a chaplain in 1998. Retired August 2017.
I pastored a church for three years. Served as the Executive Director for the Armed Services Ministry of the American Bible Society. Worked as a part-time consultant for The 1687 Foundation. Member of translation and commentary team for Wycliffe Associates. Ministered in Moldova and the Ukraine with Olive Branch International.
I served in Protestant Women of the Chapel at the local, regional and international levels. These positions included President, International Theme Development Coordinator, Leadership Training Team member, and Curriculum Writing Team member. I have a passion for studying God’s Word and have led numerous women’s Bible studies. I was a private contractor to the Army at several installations in the role of Protestant Religious Education Coordinator. I am a substitute teacher for our local school district.
I have worked with a women’s ministry, PWOC, for over 30 years in various capacities of leadership. I have mentored many young women over the years on a one-on-one basis and have desired to pass to the next generation a love of Jesus. My husband and I are associate staff with the Navigators and have had a Bible Study in our home for most of our 21 years in the Army and since we have retired. I love the ministry that Planting Roots has of serving our military women. I consider it a privilege to encourage those on staff and the Board.
I preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. I am also an organizer and cheerleader. I love to encourage people in their faith. My wife is a professional educator. I pre-edit all her books before they go to the publishing companies (Janrichardsonguidedreading.com). I own a tree farm, and I’m good with a tractor and chainsaw!