Dr. Guy L. Richardson

President, Assistant Professor of Counseling

  • Campus President | Cabinet | Jackson
  • Campus President | Staff | Jackson
  • Counseling | Faculty | Jackson

Contact Information

Phone:
601-923-1650 EXT - 1650

Email:
grichardson@rts.edu

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Bio

Dr. Guy L. Richardson is President of the Jackson campus of Reformed Theological Seminary, Assistant Professor of Counseling, and Program Director for the Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) program on both the Jackson and Orlando campuses.

Dr. Richardson was raised in a Christian home and was from earliest age, active in his church and Christian ministry. He received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Auburn University in 1972. He later earned three graduate degrees: a Masters of Christian Education from Reformed Theological Seminary (1977), a Masters of Education in Counseling from Georgia State University (1980), and his doctorate in Counselor Education from Auburn University (1983). In 1987 he was ordained as a minister in the Presbyterian Church in America.

Dr. Richardson is also a licensed professional counselor (LPC). For over twelve years he served as the director for two church-based professional Christian counseling ministries: the first in Augusta, Georgia; and the second, in Montgomery, Alabama. In 1996 he and his family moved to Newark, Delaware where, for three years he was the interim pastor for Evangelical Presbyterian Church. After finishing that work, he moved to Mississippi in 1999 to assume leadership for the Jackson campus of Reformed Theological Seminary.

He has been married for 36 years to the former Denise White of Birmingham, Alabama. They have two adult daughters, Katie, married to Nathan Moore, and Joy.

Even though his work for the seminary is demanding, Dr. Richardson enjoys making time to preach, teach, and lead marriage and family seminars with his wife. He has served as an interim pastor for numerous area churches since coming to Jackson and serves on the governing board for Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community in Pennsylvania.

His hobbies have included collecting old Bibles and maps, and when he has a rare day away from his other work, he enjoys building furniture in his woodshop.

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