Bus ministry (bus captain)
Soul Winning director
Sunday School Teacher (kindergarten then adult)
Nursing Home preacher
Radio ministry (live and digital recording)
Juvenille Detention Ministry
Preached in 24 states
Preached in 4 foreign countries
Anything else God allowed us to do
"This is not boasting, but rather is an example of what the Lord has allowed us to do for His Glory!!!"
Being raised in a Christian home was one of the greatest things that ever happened to me. I had a grandfather that was a holiness non-pentecostal preacher, and another grandfather who has been a pillar in his church. My mother took on the task of raising my two sisters and I, after my dad left when I was 11 years of age, and she was faithful to keep us in church and listen to the King James Bible preaching while at church.
When I was approximately 16 years of age, I came under conviction during a fall revival meeting, but concerned with what my friends thought, and even more, that I could not keep my salvation (as I had been taught my whole life), I resisted the drawing of God.
At 18 years of age I joined the US Air Force and began to see things I had never seen. Sin soon had dominion over me, more then it ever had when I was under the protection of my mothers home. I was always in trouble with authority, whether Police, supervisors or business people. I hated anyone telling me what to do, and I wanted to do what I wanted to do. During my tenure in the military, I came in contact with a professional wrestling trainer and began a short career in one of the most vile and wicked industries in America. Here is the story of the man that trained me, and how he died. While recovering from a broken hip in 2006, my trainer died, as well as one of the other young men that I trained with. He put a shotgun to his chest and blew himself in pieces over a girl that broke his heart. (click on the link for his tribute). Here is the link to Shane Shamrocks story, one of the nicest guys in wrestling, and a man that treated me with kindness. There are other men that were not close to me, but were men that I have wrestled with and been in shows with, that are dead and gone today. Bam Bam Bigelow, Chris Candido, etc.
During my recovery from injury, I began to restitute wrongs I had done to people. I was troubled about my life, and the hurt I had caused people. April 20, 1997 I attended Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, VA. I don't know what was preached that day, but an act of kindness by a man at church that morning, would not leave my mind. On the way home to Maryland, somewhere between Harrisonburg, VA and New Market, VA, the Holy Ghost showed me what I really was, and where I was headed in my sin. With the Word of God bearing witness to my sin, and the Holy Ghost condemning me of my sin, I trusted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour with repentance towards God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Soon after being born again, I began to dump the recesses of life down the drain. I burned trash and filth, and God began to change my life. Soon after I was saved I began to attend a Baptist Church, where I settled down for years and served, and learned about the Bible.
On Februrary 9, 2001 I attended the National Bus conference in Walkertown, NC, where Jack Hyles was scheduled to preach. It was announced that night that he had passed away, and the call went out for someone to replace Mr. Hyles. I didn't want to replace anyone, but God had been tugging on my heart, and that night I surrendered to preach the gospel regardless of whether or not anyone needed replaced. After enduring weeks of chastening and scourging due to disobedience, I was able to start preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ and God began the minstry he had called me too.
February 13, 2007 I followed the direction of the Lord to go full time in evangelism, where God has kept me ever since. I am a member of the Friendship Baptist Church in Newville, PA, where Bro Richard Black is the pastor.
-- 7 Concord Baptist Church, Lexington, SC 10 A.M. , 11 A.M.
-- 7 Grace Baptist Church, Oxford, NC 6 PM.
-- 10-13 Black Creek Baptist Church, Black Creek, NY 7 P.M.
-- 14 Black Creek Baptist Church, Black Creek, NY 11 A.M. , 1 P.M.
-- 28 Berean Baptist Church, Carlisle, PA 9:30 A.M. , 10:30 A.M.
-- 28 Heritage Baptist Church, Manheim, PA 10:30 A.M.
-- 8 Trinity Baptist Church, Secane, PA 10 A.M. , 11 A.M. , 6 P.M.
-- 9-14 Trinity Baptist Church, Secane, PA
-- 15 Trinity Baptist Church, Secane, PA
10 A.M. , 11 A.M. , 6 P.M.
-- 28 Heritage Baptist Church, York, PA 10 A.M.
-- 25-29 Black Creek Baptist Youth Meeting, Black Creek, NY 10 A.M. , 7 P.M.
Pastor Richard Black Sr.
3367 Ritner Hwy, Newville, PA 17241
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
9:00 am – 8:30 pm
Sunday School is 9:00 A.M.
Sunday Worship is 10:00 A.M.
Sunday Evening is 7:00 P.M.