Pastor Brian and Amy Richardson came to us in August 2012. Pastor Brian graduated from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 1996. Prior to entering ministry, he worked as a chemist and a researcher for Abbott Laboratories (Columbus, OH) and Proctor & Gamble (Cincinnati, OH). This chemist-turned-pastor entered ministry in 2001 as an associate/children's pastor in Dayton, Ohio. The Richardsons served in the Dayton area for 11 years and have been active in local, district, regional and denominational levels of children and family ministries in the Church of the Nazarene.
Pastor Brian met his wife, Amy, in college. Amy has been an elementary teacher for 20 years. God has blessed them with seven children (Bethany, Brianna, Shawn, Seth, Elijah, Mya, and Xylen), ages 2 to 20. Amy teaches at Jefferson County Christian School and enjoys leading women's Bible studies and the ministry of being a pastor's wife.
An avid Steelers and Mountaineers fan, Pastor Brian enjoys playing baseball with his sons (Go Bucs!) spending time with his family and friends, golfing, running, and recently has taken up hunting. "A native of Fairmont, West Virginia, I am blessed to serve God in my home state, my church, and the greater-Weirton community."