Dave & Chris Richards

Dave and Chris Richards met in Oxford when they were 18 years old and became Christians in Witney, Oxfordshire on November 1st 1970, and a new House Church sprang up around them and a group of other Christian friends. They lived communally for seven years and during this time they got to know and became close to Barney Coombs, who was then the pastor of the Basingstoke Baptist Church. Barney moved to Vancouver in 1977 and in 1979 asked them to move to Basingstoke to lead and give apostolic direction to the Church. They moved from the East Midlands in May 1981 and live in the village of Oakley.

Dave continued to be the Senior Pastor of the Church (now renamed Basingstoke Community Church), whilst carrying apostolic responsibility for many other Churches in UK and Overseas. In May 1996 the BCC leaders released them to their international apostolic work but they still remain members of the local Church and are spiritual parents to many. Dave pastors senior leaders in England, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Sweden and America. Together they carry a heart to see leaders trained, new Churches planted and apostolic teams arise in the nations.

Dave leads apostolic teams in the Nordic and USA Regions and serves on the International and European teams of Salt and Light Ministries. This means a life of constant travel, which has continued pretty well since they first met. Chris travels extensively alongside of Dave and is a key member on the European Nordic and USA teams of Salt and Light. They have three married children and six precious grandchildren.

Prayer Diary

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22- 26 Casper Wyoming with Restoration Church with Doug and Denise Kreighbaum - our main Apostolic base in the Mountain Region of C2C . Working on leadership training. Chris doing the prophetic whilst we do the apostolic and pastoral.

27-30. Doug , Denise and Chris in Mankato, Minnesota , whilst Dave flies up to Vancouver Canada to meet Steve and Lorraine Thomas for Barney’s North American memorial on Thursday 30th. Tom Bedford and Danny Dunn from Fresno Ca, will join Dave there.

30-2 September. Doug, Denise, Chris fly to Detroit and we start The Great Lakes Conference with Glenn Middleton’s Sphere. Dave flies from Vancouver on the 31st to join them.

3 -6 Fly from Detroit to Kansas City and work in this area with the Odessa and Waverley Churches. The latter having had their building severely damaged by fire earlier this year.

6-9. Drive to Pittsburg, Kansas and stay at the Kreighbaum’s home whilst running a Regional leadership training weekend starting Friday night and ending Sunday night. Pittsburg is one of our main apostolic bases in C2C.

10-11 Days off

12-15 Drive six hours to Kirksville Missouri another of our main bases and work with six churches in that Region of the MidWest .

14-15 is Prophetic training at Heartland Missouri where Chris, Doug and Dave will be joining the C2C prophets team in training emerging prophetic ministries in that Region.

16-18 The C2C Spearhead Apostolic Team gathers from around the nation for 72 hours intentional strategic time together. This is where we seek the Lord for future direction for the Churches in this part of the Salt and Light wider family.

19-20 Chris and Dave fly out from Kansas City via Atlanta, Georgia to London, arriving home on the next day.


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