Rick Richardson, PhD

Affiliate Professor of Evangelism and Mission in Western Contexts


BS, Lafayette College
MDiv, Northern Baptist Theological Seminary
PhD, Trinity International University

Dr. Rick Richardson is Professor of Evangelism and Leadership at Wheaton College and the Director of the Master in Evangelism and Leadership and the Master in Missional Church Movements degrees. He is also a Graduate Faculty Scholar with the Billy Graham Center of Evangelism. In that role, Dr. Richardson directs Evangelizing Churches, a pastor cohort coaching, resourcing and research arm of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism that serves and equips local churches for witness.

Dr. Richardson seeks to bring together his passions for evangelism, prayer and racial reconciliation in order to cast vision and equip an emerging postmodern generation in ministry for the sake of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

He also enjoys fly fishing, tennis, hiking in the Colorado mountains, and reading fantasy literature. In his spare time, Dr. Richardson is secretly working on a science fiction/fantasy novel.

Selected Publications

Evangelism Outside the Box: New Ways to Help People Experience the Good News (IVP, 2009)

Reimagining Evangelism (ReadHowYouWant.com, 2010)

The Heart of Racial Justice: How Soul Change Leads to Social Change, with Brenda Salter McNeil (IVP, 2004)


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