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.
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