Richard A. Townsend is the Minister of Outreach and Missions at First Baptist of Oakville. He has served in this position since April 2016. Rich and his wife Shelba
have been married for 52 years and live in the Oakville area. In addition to leading the outreach and mission emphases of First Baptist Church, Rich is a deacon, teaches Sunday
School, and preaches on occasion.
After 44 years in Plant Management and Sales, the Lord called Rich and his wife to mission work in Colorado. They served for 6 years with Rich being Licensed and then Ordained into the gospel ministry. He has a love for people everywhere, and he wants to see everyone come to know Christ. His hobbies are fishing, hunting, and travel.