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Pastors biography


Ron and Mary Ann Richardson served as senior pastors for 23 years with the Assemblies of God during which time he served in a variety of chaplaincy venues. In 1997 he began serving as a law enforcement chaplain for the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office. In 2000 Ron and Mary Ann moved from pastoral ministry into full time law enforcement chaplaincy and began Chaplain Services International. From 2002 to 2012 he served as a General Council appointed chaplain with the Assemblies of God while also serving as an Approved Instructor for International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. From 2004 to 2012 he provided chaplain services for Ferguson Enterprises as their crisis response chaplain for their 1,400 locations in all 50 states, Canada, Puerto Rico, and West Indies serving 3,000 employees. His team of chaplain service providers consisted of 14 Regional Chaplains and over 1,300 network chaplains.

In 1998 he began a law enforcement School Resource Chaplain ministry to public schools targeting at risk youth. More than 1,400 persons from throughout California and other states have attended his Chaplain Basic Training Workshops and returned to their city to begin a school chaplain program.

Reverend Richardson served as a founding member of the California State Chaplain Training Curricula Team to create State Certified curricula for law enforcement chaplains and as a founding member of the California Law Enforcement Chaplain Consortium received POST (Peace Officers Standards and Training) certification in November 2010.

Reverend Richardson has extensive training and experience in Critical Incident Stress Management with three Certificates of Specialized Training including Mass Disasters and Terrorism, School Crisis Response, and Spiritual Care in Crisis Response. He is a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress, a Fellow with the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, and a Thought Field Therapy practitioner.

In November, 2011 he was asked to serve as Interim Pastor at Liberty Fellowship in Atwater, CA and on March 18, 2012 was elected by the membership to serve as their Senior Pastor.


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