Pastor Larry and Janet Richardson – Senior Pastor
Pastor Larry and Janet have served as our head pastors for the last 17 years. He became an ordained minister in 1997 and Pastor of Living Oaks in October of 1998. Pastor Larry and Janet have been happily married since 1979 and have three sons, three daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren.
Pastor Larry’s passion is to lead people to Jesus Christ. He cares about our communities and he wants the lost to receive their freedom through Jesus Christ. Pastor Larry strives for his congregation to have a deeper experience in Christ and He uses the Word of God to instruct them on how to have this relationship. He wants to shepherd those that God has given him by leading them using God’s word and teaching them to live a life that brings God glory. Pastor Larry has been called to love and to strengthen the body for the kingdom of God. Love is the message and Pastor Larry directs his congregation towards the love of Christ.
Janet directs and leads our women’s Bible study on Monday nights. Janet is a gifted teacher and speaker. She pursues the Lord in all she does and enjoys leading women to Jesus Christ. Her greatest joy is serving alongside her husband.
Pastor Jared and Ariel Richardson – Youth Pastor and Worship Leader
As a sophomore in college, Jared became youth pastor in 2012. Jared, a former college basketball player, had a career ending injury that resulted in God leading him into His plan for Jared’s life. God directed Jared to Living Oaks Church, because He gave him the desire to minister to students about Christ. Shortly after this time, he birthed Rooted61, our youth group. Jared graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University in May of 2014 with a Ministry Degree. In July 2014, Jared became the full time Worship Leader and Youth Pastor at Living Oaks Church. Jared and Ariel have been married since 2014. Jared holds a Bachelor of Arts in Ministry from Palm Beach Atlantic University. Jared has always had a heart for student ministry, and he desires for students to learn the Word of God and to use the love of Christ in their communities and in their schools.
Jared also holds the position of the Living Oaks Worship Leader. He uses his gifts and talents to glorify God and is anointed by the Holy Spirit to lead our congregation in worship.Ariel serves as our mission director and has led and organized mission trips for our congregation to Guatemala the past four years. She serves alongside her husband by serving our students and serves as the head leader for the girl’s ministry in our youth department.