Dave Richards

Dave Richards

Dave has been married to Debbie for over 35 years. They met in high school and have been together ever since. They have two grown children and two grandchildren. Dave is the Vice President for Regulatory Compliance at Barton Solvents where he has been employed for over 30 years.

Dave and Debbie have been members of Ashworth for over 30 years. This is the church where their kids grew up and they enjoy watching other family’s kids grow up here as well. During their time at Ashworth, Dave has served on various committees and as a deacon. Dave said, “I believe that God has placed us at Ashworth Road for a reason and he has blessed us in many ways during our time here. Some of our best friends are members here.”

Dave grew up going to church and it has been something he and Debbie valued very much as they raised their children. Even though he doesn’t participate directly in children’s programming, he feels it is one of our most valuable missions and he likes to show his support to those doing these programs.

One of his favorite scriptures has been Philippians 1:21, “For me to live is Christ and to die is gain.”  Dave said, “I heard this used in a message while in college and it really stuck with me that I need to live as best I can here and that an even better award awaits me when I leave this world. I often come up short but I always have this thought to help me remember to get back in line.”