Richard loved the Word of God, explained it in a way that even I could understand and walked it out in everything he did. He worked hard, and loved harder. He had a great passion for the underdog, the “downtrodden,” as he would say. Richard helped me to love others as Jesus does and taught me to never give up on people, no matter what. He looked for and saw the good in everyone and showed me that people are far more valuable than money. He proved to everyone around him that if you have the patience, LOVE will work. Out of everything Richard taught me over the last 11 years, the greatest was how to love, and that it doesn’t matter how it looks to others.
Richard was a great Brother, friend, husband, visionary, mentor and boss. But, above all of those things, he was a Great Man of God. I honestly believe that I have stood with the worst men possible. But now, I have also stood with the greatest, by the Grace of God.
I am going to miss you, Richard.