Pastor Rich Ordination

Pastor Richard Deyo is Ordained

Pastor George and Rish

Pastor Richard Deyo was ordained on July 8th by unanimous approval. Pastor Rich has been running the youth ministry for several years here at Third Baptist. He has demonstrated that there is a true call of God on his life trough his humility, obedience and commitment to serving his Savior. The Body of Christ desperately needs godly men like Pastor Rich. Please join us in praying that God will guide him in everything he does in his ministry. Pray that Pastor Rich will awake each morning asking "Lord, how can I serve you today?"

Opening music

This sacred ceremony is also a time of celebration as another shepherd takes on his role to serve the Body of Christ. Pastor Rich and his wife Tamika joined in the singing of the opening hymn.

Peter and the word

Peter reads the Scripture verse and congratulates Pastor and his wife.

rich and Tamika
rich and Tamika

Pastor Rich and Tamika give their testimonies.

Family and friends look on
Family and friends look on

Family and friends were in attendance for this special occasion.

Future Pastor

Pastor Richard sits with a future Pastor.

Pastor Price
Pastor Gillming

Pastor Richard received wise advice from 2 of his mentors and professors: Pastor Price (top) and Pastor Gillming. "Don't let your ministry become a job."

RIchard and Malika

Everyone listened intently as the Pastors imparted their wisdom.

Pastor George and Richard

After some questions from Pastor George about doctrine and faith, Pastor Richard received his ordination certificate.

The Deacons pray for Pastor Richard

Becoming a Pastor is a serious step that will require all the strength and wisdom God can impart to Pastor Richard. Nothing done for God should be taken on without first going to fervent prayer.

The crowd
Pastor Rich cuts the cake

After the ceremony the were some refreshment and a special cake for the occasion. Pastor Richard performs his first official ministry task: cutting the cake. Please lift up Pastor Richard and his family in prayer as they take on the incredible challenges of the ministry. We look forward to seeing what God will do in his life in the years to come.