Pastor & Mrs. Ervin L. Richards
Reverend Richards is committed to being Bible-Based, Christ-Centered, Holy Spirit Led and Mission Bound. He is married to Simone Renee Richards, of Detroit, Michigan.
Reverend Richards is a willing worker that faithfully serves the church and community in many capacities such as: Treasure for the General Missionary Baptist Convention on Georgia; Past President of Antioch Minister’s Alliance; Youth ministry worker; Food Bank ministry; Multimedia ministry; Herndon Homes Annual Christmas Gathering; Publisher, General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia, Inc. Magazine; Statistician for the General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia; Instructor for the Usher Ministry of General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia; Director of the “Love in Action” Committee, Atlanta Billy Graham Crusade. Professional affiliations: Madison House Board of Directors, Atlanta Baptist Union, Atlanta Tuberculosis Taskforce, Austell Community Taskforce, Cobb Community Collaborative, Pebblebrooks Jr. Youth Football.
He is also the Chief Executive Officer of Loving Spirit, Inc., a Faith Based non-profit organization that works in the community and he is the founder of Richard’s Sportingear.
Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Reverend Richards entered the United States Army in 1976, where he served seven years. After receiving an Honorable Discharge he returned to Chicago and earned his Bachelor Degree in African-American Studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1986. He relocated to Atlanta, Georgia in 1986 to attend Atlanta University, where he earned his Master Degree in African-American Studies in 1988. He also has earned a Teachers Certificate from Georgia State University.
Reverend Richards has been recognized as “Outstanding Young Man of America”, Outstanding Senator by Atlanta University and received two Good Conduct Medals from the United States Army.