Richard Coss will be here on Sunday, January 15th for both AM and PM services.

“I was thirsty and you gave me drink . . . I was sick and you visited me . . . I was in prison and you came unto me.”–Matthew 25a:35-36

Richard David Cross was a dangerous criminal. The child of indifferent, alcoholic parents, he had already served nine years behind bars by the time he was twenty-five, with twenty-eight convictions to his name. He had shot, stabbed, and beaten people. He had stolen cars, burglarized homes, sold and taken drugs, and was in a constant fog of intoxication. He had been through every type of counseling and psychological study known, with no results. He seemed destined to a life behind bars, returning time and again to the deep pit of criminality, emerging each time a tougher and meaner man, walking the same road he had before.
On a fateful afternoon, a group of Baptist deacons visited his cell, where he was serving two three-year consecutive sentences on top of his previous four-year sentence. Richard listened and responded to the message of forgiveness, hope, and redemption. From that moment, his life changed.
Richard David Coss is now an ordained minister who shares his message of hope with schools and prisons throughout the country.