Rick Richardson is an associate professor at Wheaton College and the director of the Masters in Evangelism and Leadership degree. He is also an associate evangelist and former national coordinator for evangelism with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Rick was in campus ministry for 25 years, and regularly speaks and ministers as an evangelist on campuses throughout the USA.
In addition, Rick is an ordained Anglican priest, and served for three years as pastor of evangelism and small groups for Church of the Resurrection (Wheaton, Ill.), a church known for its healing prayer ministry. He consults widely with churches on evangelism and healing for the emerging generation and on contemporary missional churches and missional movements. Rick earned his MDiv from Northern Baptist Seminary, studying with Ray Bakke, and focusing his studies in evangelism and urban ministry. He received his PhD in Intercultural Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 2007.
Rick has authored/edited four books. One of these, Evangelism Outside the Box: New Ways to Help People Experience the Good News, has been well received, particularly in campus ministries and among Gen-X churches. It has also been widely used in seminary classes on evangelism. Rick’s latest book, Reimagining Evangelism, has been turned into a DVD-based curriculum. Rick has also published four Bible discussion guides for seekers and skeptics, a book on healing prayer, and co-written with Brenda Salter McNeil a book entitled The Heart of Racial Justice: How Soul Change Leads to Social Change.
Rick seeks to bring together his passions for evangelism, prayer, and racial reconciliation in order to cast vision and equip an emerging postmodern generation in ministry for the sake of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Rick also enjoys fly fishing, tennis, hiking in the Colorado Mountains, and reading fantasy literature. His secret ambition is to write a science fiction/fantasy novel.
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Please email Rick.Richardson@wheaton.edu.