Brian Richardson has been the Youth Pastor at Lenexa Baptist Church since 2003. Prior to coming to Lenexa Baptist he served in three other churches as Youth Minister. Brian has two bachelor degrees from Southwest Missouri State; one in Music and one in Religious Studies. He also has a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. God blessed him when he met his wife, Sharla, at his first church. They have three boys, Jordan, Jarrett, and Jace.
Brian grew up in a Christian home with parents that loved the Lord and the church. While attending a summer youth camp, he accepted Jesus as his personal Lord and Savior. Since that time, Jesus has been not only his Lord, but also his best friend. Walking with Him daily is the most fulfilling thing in his life.
Brian believes all Christians are called to be full-time ministers. While attending Super Summer in Missouri, God called him into full-time vocational ministry. God confirmed that He was calling Brian into youth ministry while he was attending Southwest Missouri State.
As the Youth Pastor at LBC, Brian’s goal is to see each student set on a path to be life-long followers of Jesus Christ. It is his prayer that they will love and follow Jesus and be a light to those who don’t know our Lord so they too can come to know Him personally. He hopes each student associated with Lenexa Baptist Church will see the youth ministry as a place of acceptance, fun, and encouragement.
Brian also serves as the Worship Pastor in our Venue Service that meets at 11:00 am every Sunday morning in the Koinonia Hall. Involving many youth and adults in leading worship he creates a youthful and worshipful environment for our more casual service.
His favorite verses are Proverbs 3:5–6:
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”
Brian believes the answer to life is simply to trust God in all things.