Pastor Richard Daughtridge

About the Pastor


Richard Daughtridge, our pastor grew up in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. He met Christ at the age of 18 having been invited to a church music service by a friend in 1970.

Raised in an un-churched family, and having a history of delinquent behavior Richard’s new found faith became life changing. His testimony immediately opened doors to share that faith and as a young man. Many churches, schools, and youth camps around the area sought him to share his story.

He traveled in an evangelistic ministry for several years in the southeast. In 1974 he was invited to Quito Ecuador as a missionary and that invitation open doors to many different countries of South America.

Throughout this time he had an unquenchable hunger for the word of God. He read and studied every theological book that he could find and set personal goals to learn everything he could about the Bible and to memorize the scriptures. He studied Spanish at the Catholic University in Quito. Though he attended a small Bible school, Campemento Nueva Vida, (New Life Camp) near Quito, Ecuador where he later taught. He says most of his biblical knowledge has come through books, experience, self education and of course from the best teacher of all, God’s Holy Spirit. He taught at the mission school in Ecuador and extended his stay for five more years.

In 1973 Richard married Robin Layman, a friend and also teacher in the school at Quito. Robin served prior in the Philippines for several years working with tribal groups with Christ To The Philippines Mission a missions group based in Manila.

After serving at the school and traveling together throughout Columbia, Ecuador, Peru and Chile on evangelistic tours Robin and Richard returned to the US and began a family which now includes Rich, their oldest son that lives in Hagerstown, Maryland with his wife Susan and their three children Reed , Carter Ann and Keagan, Ryan the younger son that lives in New York City and Alyson their daughter that lives in Greenville North Carolina with her husband Chris Clark.

Richard says about his wife of 36 years, “Her love for people and her faith in God has always inspired me to dream greater dreams.”

Their passion for the elderly and the less fortunate has been a catalyst to find ways to help others launching new ministry opportunities.

Richard is a longstanding member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.

His ministry experience include.

Richard spent five years as a full time evangelist speaking at youth camp meetings, schools, and in churches across the Southeast.

He was the Associate minister of West Side Assembly of God in Rocky mount North Carolina for two years.

He directed a coffee house ministry, The Ancient of Days, in Rocky Mount North Carolina for 18 months. The AOD ministry was a ministry dedicated to reaching  youth from all walks of life with addiction and social problems.

Richard has spoken in evangelistic crusades and public high schools sharing his testimony and the impact faith had on his life.

Richard was ordained into The Church of Christ Christian Churches April 18, 1998

He served full time as the associate minister of Ringgold Church of Christ for 11 years, from 1998-2008.

Richard as well began a ministry to shut-ins in nursing homes and hospitals. N.F.M. has emphasis in ministering to dementia and Alzheimer units. They have conducted hundreds of worship services in facilities all over the Tri-State area.

Richard and Robin have a lifetime of experience in ministry and in many walks of life and are very excited about the ministry opportunities that lie ahead.

One Response to “Pastor Richard Daughtridge”

  1. elena enciu Says:

    How excited! The Lord has a great plan for you.
    It is so good to see His work and you being obedient to Him even when the path is not too clear.
    God bless you and all of yours. In Christ love, Elena.

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