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Rick Richardson

Rick is Professor of Evangelism and Leadership at Wheaton College and also directs the Church Evangelism and Research Institutes for the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center. Rick founded the Church Evangelism Institute and has worked with hundreds of senior pastors and their leaders in revitalizing churches through conversion growth. He worked in campus ministry for 25 years, and regularly speaks and ministers as an evangelist on campuses in many different parts of the country. He was the National Coordinator of Evangelism nationally with InterVarsity in the late 1990s. In addition, Rick is an ordained Anglican priest, and served for several years as a Pastor of Evangelism and Small Groups. He also helped launch the Willow Creek DuPage site, Willow Creek’s first multi-site campus. He consults widely with churches on Evangelism, Church Revitalization, Healing, Reconciliation, the emerging generation and contemporary missional churches and missional movements. Rick earned his M.Div. from Northern Baptist Seminary, studying with Ray Bakke, and focusing his studies in evangelism and urban ministry. He received his Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 2007. Rick also serves as an affiliate professor for TEDS working with the Ph.D. program.