Ernest Richards and wife Geneva Richards




  Ernest Richards was born August 31, 1932, in Lincoln County, NC.  He and his wife, Geneva, were married in 1951 and are parents of four children.  Pastor Ernie received  Jesus Christ as his Savior in 1956 and became active in Calvary Baptist Church in Lincolnton.
  In October 1963, Pastor Ernie answered God’s call into the ministry, was ordained by Calvary Baptist Church, and began his pastorate at Antioch Baptist Church.  He graduated from Fruitland Bible Institute in 1966.  He received a Bachelor of Divinity in 1979, a Master of Ministry in 1980 and a Master of Divinity in 1985 from Luther Rice Seminary.
  Pastor Ernie has been at Providence Baptist Church  since  January 2017.  He was also Providence Baptist Pastor for 14 years  from July 1986-December 2000.


Dear Friends,
  We care about you and are concerned that everyone is involved in Bible study and worship somewhere.  Perhaps, you would like to visit with us and share our interest to make this community a better place to live.  
  Please help us to continue sharing the Good News of Jesus and always pray for us as we remain in His Service
                                                                    Pastor Ernie