Pastor Richard is from Saginaw, Michigan. He has his Bachelors Degree in Business from Northwood University and his Masters Degree in Accounting from the University of Phoenix. Pastor Stephanie is from Detroit, Michigan. She has her Bachelors Degree in Chemistry from Michigan State University.
Richard began his walk with the Lord at an early age. However, it was not until he was baptized on January 2, 2000 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, in Lansing, Michigan, that he began hearing the voice of the Lord clearer and discerning Spiritual things at a more sensitive level. Shortly after baptism, he began working in different areas of ministry within the church. He first served as Sound Technician and then extended his service towards helping the outreach efforts of the College Ministry. For a brief period, he also assisted the Deacons and Church Financial Officer in the collection and counting of tithes and offerings given by members and visitors.
Stephanie rededicated her life to the Lord in the fall of 1994 and her hunger for the Lord led her to attend and complete Biblical Studies and Theology in May 1999. While a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Lansing, Michigan, Stephanie was a member of the choir, and joined the Praise Team in 2004. For a short time, Stephanie was also a youth leader of the Teen Ministry, G.O.D. (God’s Ordained Disciples), that led many youth to accept Christ as their savior.
Richard and Stephanie have been married for 19 years and have a 11-year old daughter named Adara and a 7-year old daughter named Eliana. Early in their marriage, they began to serve the Lord, together. They served as Youth Pastors for Church of God International Outreach Ministries (COGIOM) in Lansing, Michigan for nearly 9 years. While serving, through God's grace, they were able to build a youth ministry that prepared youth with the tools they need to be victorious in their fight with their generation of spiritual demons.
In November 2012, Richard and Stephanie were ordained as Elders at COGIOM and were assigned auxiliary ministries to oversee for church operational purposes and also counseled with married couples. After 9 years of committed service in supporting the mission and vision of COGIOM, in January 2014, God called them to plant a church, Righteous Living Ministries, in Lansing, Michigan. To God be the blessing, the glory, and the honor; forever and ever; Amen.
At Righteous Living Ministries, they are focused on providing practical Biblical teaching that helps the believer in their daily walk with Christ. Their goal is to help nurture the Spiritual growth of Christian believers to the level of discipleship.
Righteous Living Ministries is under the Spiritual covering of the late Bishop Anthony Yeboah, former International Director of Free International Missions with its United States headquarters based in Charlotte, Michigan and its African based headquarters in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. In addition, Richard and Stephanie are ordained Pastors under Bishop Yeboah to carry out the full extent of Pastoral duties.
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