Our Associate Executive Pastor - Brother Richard Peal

Richard began his walk with the lord at a Youth for Christ rally shortly after his fifteenth birthday in 1962. He served as youth pastor during Youth Week in the church he grew up in and felt God's call on his life. His passion is teaching and he also has the spiritual gift of teaching. He has taught and help disciple all ages for over 45 years. He was licensed to the Gospel Ministry by First Baptist Mableton, Georgia in 1990. He received his Associate of Divinity in Pastoral Ministries from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 1990. He went on to attend Mercer University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in 1993. Afterward, he returned to New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and received his Master of Divinity degree with a concentration in Biblical Studies and Pastoral Ministries in 1998.

Richard has been heavily involved in the ministry of the local church since his salvation. He has also help lead almost 20 mission trips. He and his wife, Pat, have been married 48 years and have one daughter and son-in-law, Kevin and Wendy Bartlett, and two grandsons, Grayson and MacKade