Richard Pectol was born in Arkansas, raised in
Phoenix, AZ, Richard has been preaching since his early teens. After graduation
from Abilene Christian College, he had his wife Gay, whom he met at ACC, moved
to Kalispell, MT. Both children, Tom & Sylvia, were born there. They
later returned to Texas, and Richard received his MA at ACU. Other studies
throughout the years were done at Texas Wesleyan, Fort Worth Christian, Rogers
State College, and the University of North Carolina in the fields of Education,
Psychology and Marriage, in addition to Bible. He preached and held many gospel
meetings in the Western US and in Texas. Richard also taught at Radville (Now
Western) Christian College in Canada.
In 1967, the family moved
to Wichita Falls for several years. Later ministries included Winston-Salem,
NC; Searcy, AR and Claremore, OK. During this time, Richard took several
overseas missions and worked with Truth for Today. In this capacity, he
traveled to Ukraine, Honduras, Costa Rica, Mexico and Surinam. He also worked
in Germany, Switzerland, Holland and Puerto Rico.
to San Antonio where he continued preaching, first at Camp Bandina Church of
Christ and then at Jefferson Church of Christ. When Jefferson closed, he and
Gay decided to make San Pedro their home.
Richard and Gay have a
great love for the Lord and passion to share the Gospel!