MEET THE TEAM
I am married to Amy for 30 yrs and counting. We have 2 boys Tony and Chris both of whom serve our country in the military, I am very proud of them. I am a graduate of Armstrong State College with a degree in Applied Mathematics and have been a landlord for over 36yrs. I am a member of Coastal Bible Fellowship in Rincon and serve on different committees within our body. I love children's ministry and Good News Club is the best I have been a part of ever. As a member of Southeast Georgia Chapter board, I consider it our responsibility to steward the resources of our area with diligence and integrity. God has called us to preach the good news of Jesus Christ and I consider it a real blessing to be able to do this with the children in our chapter.
Married to Jeff for 17 years. One daughter - Jessica (13.)
Growing up, I lived in Georgia, Saudi Arabia, Pennsylvania and Texas. I still love to travel. I especially love outdoor adventures. Currently I am working on visiting all the waterfalls in North Carolina. At home, I enjoy rooting on our Alma mater, the Fighting Texas Aggies! We have 2 cats, 10 chickens and 11 guineas on our "mini-farm." One of my interests is flowers and if I visit your house, I may ask for a clipping to see if I can get it to live at my house. We homeschool our daughter and I adore being a part of our local Classical Conversations community. We have been attending FBC Springfield for the past 16 years and I have been helping out with AWANA there almost all of those years, and enjoy attending bible study and sunday school. In 2011 I was diagnosed with stage 4 thyroid cancer which had metastasized to my hip bone. I am completely cured and have a wonderful quality of life. It was during that experience that God showed me He wanted me to be a part of a ministry I had never heard of, CEF. I live each day grateful for the opportunity God has given me and knowing that He isn't finished with me yet.
Pamela "PJ" Richards
As a 20 year veteran of the public school system, I am passionate about equipping our children to be successful in life, and the Good News Club provides support for the only foundation for a truly successful life. My husband, who is a high school football coach, and I have three children and two grandchildren. Coaching keeps us busy, but working on a Christ-centered home is what keeps us going. In addition to sports, we enjoy kayaking, renovating our home, and cooking. I also love capturing the many precious moment God grants us with my camera.
Patrick Ryan O'Tuel
I was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia. I was saved in March 2002, after reading the gospel and realizing my need for the Savior. God called me to preach January 12, 2003 and since then it has been my passion. I have completed two years of Pastoral Theology at Victory Baptist Bible College in North Augusta, South Carolina while serving as Youth Pastor at South Haven Baptist Church. In March of 2008, I married my best friend and high school sweetheart, Kathryn. In October of 2008 God opened the opportunity to work with the youth at Countryside and I then started in full time ministry beginning January 1, 2009 at Countryside Baptist Church. I was ordained into the Gospel Ministry on October 13, 2011. I loves working at CBC full-time along with Kathryn as we minister and disciple the children and youth of Countryside. I have been a member of the Southeast Regional Board since February 2018 and have served in Good News Club for 3 years. I look forward to the many years ahead that God will use me to fulfill His Purpose while enjoying the lessons of fatherhood from our very active and adorable children, Luke, Emma and Rory.