Pastor Ralph Richardson, III has been proclaiming the Good News of the Gospel for over 25 years! He preached his initial sermon and was licensed by Dr. Joe B. Fleming, on October 10, 1982 at Third Baptist Church, Portsmouth, Virginia. His focal point of ministry continues to be a burning desire to lead people to a saving knowledge of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, teaching the Word of God and encouraging fellow saints to be soul winners.
Following the unction of the Holy Spirit, he resigned from NNSY in 1988 to devote his time to Christian education. Preparation for the call of the Lord on his life has been enhanced by his pursuit of Biblical Education. He has been blessed to receive a Bachelors of Arts degree in Pastoral Ministries from Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA and a Masters of Ministry degree from Tabernacle Bible College and Seminary.
Greater service was presented to him in October 1994, when he was called to lead Little Grove Baptist Church, Suffolk, VA. Under his leadership, Little Grove has experienced exponential growth in use of time, talent and finances of the membership. The edifice was expanded to meet the growing needs of the congregation and the Foundation Learning Center was erected. His vision to Bring Them In, Train Them Up and Send Them Out is executed through his unwavering commitment to see people saved.
During his years of service, he has been gifted to write several news editorials, facilitate seminars for church leaders, led radio and television broadcasts (One Way Ministries), and preach God’s message of grace locally and abroad. Pastor Richardson was blessed to lay the cornerstone and dedicate Pillar and Ground of Truth Baptist Church, Bangalore, India to God’s service.
Pastor and Elect Lady Lynnette enjoy a ministry partnership which enables them to reach people for Christ through counseling, volunteering, being foreign mission ambassadors and opening their hearts and home to all. Among his blessings are 3 adult children and 7 grandchildren.