Dr. Richard Wright is a parish pastor in the South Georgia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. He has served in small rural churches up to large metropolitan churches. He earned a master of divinity degree from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He also earned a doctor of ministry degree in evangelism and missions from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Austin, Texas.
Prior to becoming a pastor, Richard served as an Airborne Ranger Infantryman in the US Army’s rapid deployment units, where he was a combat veteran earning a Bronze Star Medal and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge. After his military service and while working for an international logistics corporation, he attended Discover God’s Call, where he discovered his spiritual gifts while learning that God was guiding him toward ordained ministry. Since then, his endeavors have been to preach and teach about how we can experience the saving power of God through Jesus Christ.
Richard and his wife, Ruth, currently reside in Hinesville, Georgia, where he is the senior pastor of Hinesville First United Methodist Church.