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About Our Pastor
“The primary function – and I believe that it still holds surpreme in the church – is the proclamation of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ” - Pastor Richard S. Lewis Jr.
Pastor Richard S. Lewis, Jr.
Pastor Lewis is the embodiment of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He is Gods preacher, Gods servant and Gods son. He combines the principles and promises of Gods Word with the educational and practical applications of the Word to transform, inspire and encourage people by telling the truth of Jesus Christ. With a focus on discipleship, his goal is to build and establish a community of believers who will impact not only those within the four walls of the church, but those on the outside as well.
Pastor Lewis is equipped and poised to initiate revival, commitment and rededication to the teachings of Jesus Christ and the study of Gods good and sovereign Doctrines of Grace as the foundation for personal living, family stability and community development.
Richard S. Lewis, Jr. was born October 21, 1953, to Richard and Ada Mae Lewis in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was called into the gospel ministry in September of 1981. For the past 26 years, he has served as the Pastor of the Unity Baptist Church, Copperas Cove, Texas. Prior to his calling to Unity, he served at the Shiloh Baptist Church, Butzbach, West Germany and the Morning Star Baptist Church, Lincoln, Texas.
Pastor Lewis retired from the United States Army after completing 20 years of active duty service. He has furthered his educational training at Prairie View A & M University, Central Texas College and Trinity College and Seminary where he received a degree in Pastoral Counseling. He is the founder and organizer of the General Baptist Association of West Germany and the Central Texas Sovereign Grace Bible Conference. He founded, organized and chaired the Tri-city Revival in the Killeen, Copperas Cove, Fort Hood and Harker Heights communities. He has also served as Moderator of the SBCTA (Southern Baptist Central Texas Association) and recently promoted to Vice President of the SBCTA (Southern Baptist Central Texas Association).
He and his wife, Carol (of 48 years) have four children, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.