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Rick Richardson, PhD

Affiliate Professor of Evangelism and Mission in Western Contexts


Ph.D., Trinity International University, 2007
M.Div.Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1991
B.S., Lafayette College, 1978


Rick Richardson is Professor of Evangelism and Leadership at Wheaton College and the Director of the Masters in Evangelism and Leadership and the Masters in Missional Church Movements degrees. He is also a Graduate Faculty Scholar with the Billy Graham Center of Evangelism. In that role, Rick 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.

Rick has published numerous articles and five books. Evangelism Outside the Box: New Ways to Help People Experience the Good News has been well received, particularly in campus ministries and among emerging gen churches. It has also been widely used in seminary classes on evangelism. Rick’s latest book, Reimagining Evangelism has been turned into a DVD based curriculum. Rick has also published four Bible discussion guides for seekers and skeptics, a book on healing prayer and a book co-written with Brenda Salter McNeil entitled The Heart of Racial Justice: How Soul Change Leads to Social Change.

Rick 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.

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