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JULY 16-23, 2021


Rev. Mark Kevin Richardson was born and raised in Akron, Ohio. He graduated from Mount Union College in 1979, with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting. He came to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ under the ministry of Rev. Dr. Ronald J. Fowler, of the Arlington Church of God, in Akron, Ohio, in 1981. He experienced
the call on his life for Pastoral Ministry in late 1983, and began the process of preparation for ministry immediately. After a brief time of study at the Anderson University School of Theology, Rev. Mark returned to Akron to develop in ministry while returning to work in the computer industry for Digital Equipment Corporation. In September of 1984 he married the love of his life, Sharon, to whom he has been married for over 35 years. They have two children whom they consider great blessings from God, Anna and Joshua, and another great blessing in grandson, Akhil.

In 1996 he answered the call to his first pastorate, the Lincoln Avenue Church of God in Pittsburgh, PA, where he was the Senior Pastor until July 2002. From 2002 until his call to the Church of God in Michigan, Rev. Richardson served as the founding Senior Pastor of the New Life Church of God, in Pittsburgh, PA. During his time in Western Pennsylvania, he served in the state ministry in several capacities: as a member and chair of the Credentialing Services Team, Team Leader of the Church Health Team, and on the Ministries Council. For nearly two years from June 2012 through January 2014, Rev. Richardson served as a Co-Director of Leadership Development and Church Multiplication with Church of God Ministries in Anderson, IN, working for the General Director of Church of God Ministries. Prior to coming to Michigan, Rev. Richardson was the Chair of the General Assembly of WPA Ministries of the Church of God and Chair of the Ministries Council. Rev. Richardson is also currently a Trustee on the Servant Solutions Board of the Church of God.


Chad is currently the Worship and Assimilation Pastor at the First Church of God in St. Joseph, Michigan and has been serving there since January of 2012. Previously, he served the First Church of God in Marion, IL as Worship Pastor for 7 years. He along with his wife, Tracey were both ordained in July of 2005 and have had the pleasure of being on staff together. They have been blessed with three children: Katie (23), Hannah (20), and Ben (17) who keep them very busy with music and sports. Chad has been serving the Church of God in worship ministry for over 20 years.
Chad has played the piano for over 40 years and has had the opportunity to share the stage with various Country and Southern Gospel artists. God has allowed Chad to minister through camp meetings and conferences throughout the United States each year. Chad enjoys building relationships with and leading people into a meaningful time of worship

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