Ministerial Staff

Rev. Richard L. Richie, Pastor

Rev. Richard L. Richie was born at Fort Benning, Georgia and raised in Merritt Island, Florida where his father was a NASA Engineer for the Apollo Space Program. Richie later attended James W. Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax, Virginia where he was Student Body President his Senior Year and a 3-year Letterman on the Robinson Ram Football Team. Richie went on to attend and graduate from Auburn University (1984-1988) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Management. In and following college, he worked for the U.S. Department of Defense Industry for over seven years as a Logistician and Task Manager for numerous U.S. Army, Navy, & Marine programs. Feeling the call to enter the full-time Christian Ministry, Richie left secular employment to attend the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky where he earned a Master of Divinity degree in 1996. He later conducted Doctoral Studies at Southern Seminary as well.

As Pastor of Blue Springs Baptist, Richie has faithfully served the church since 2015. Richie is also currently serving as a Substitute Teacher for Hartselle City and Morgan County School Districts. Additionally, he is the Secretary-Treasurer of the Alabama Baptist Pastor’s Conference. Richie has pastored for over 31 years, serving churches in Alabama, Maryland, Indiana and Virginia. Richie is currently an Executive Committee Member and former Finance Chairman of the Morgan Baptist Association, in North Alabama. Richie has also previously served as a Member of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions and as a Trustee of the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. 

Richie is married to the former Toni A. Leigh of Shreveport, LA who is an R.N. – Infectious Disease/Epidemiology Investigator for the Alabama Department of Public Health. The couple resides in Hartselle, Alabama where they have three wonderful boys, Robert, Nathan, & William, ages 20, 19, & 13.

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