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Richard Childress

Vice President for Development



Richard Childress joined the North Carolina Baptist Foundation Staff as Vice President for Development in November 2017 after serving as Intentional Interim Pastor of Westwood Baptist Church in Cary.  Richard comes to the Foundation with experience Richard Childress in stewardship development and philanthropic endeavors. When you meet Richard you will discover he has a strong desire to serve, a passion for people, and a vision for helping Christians be effective stewards as they impact the world with a generous spirit.

He serves on a number of boards and is involved in a wide-variety of ministry and non-profit organizations. He has a long history of denominational service in Tennessee and Virginia. He served several churches in North Carolina, was a fund raising consultant, and mostly known for his work in stewardship development. He is a gifted speaker and loves preaching in the local church.

Richard grew up in Kingsport, Tennessee and graduated from Carson Newman University, with a BA in Business/Religion. He also has a Master of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

He and his wife Pam are members of New Hope Baptist Church in Raleigh. Pam is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and works in Nash County. They have four grown children. Daniel who lives in Atlanta and Lauren, Hannah, and Tyler who live in Raleigh, respectively.


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