Cross J. Richard, Sr.
was born in McCrea , Louisiana
and is a resident of Baton Rouge , Louisiana . He and his beloved
wife, Minister Lois L. Richard, who works diligently by his side,
have been married for over 45 years. Pastor
Richard is a graduate of Southern University A&M College in
Baton Rouge , Louisiana and The Word of Life Christian Center School
of Ministry, located in Darrow , Louisiana .
In the year 2000, after over fifteen years of devoted service as
Assistant Pastor, he accepted his call to ministry and later established
New Creation Word of Faith Christian Center which was later changed
to New Creation Christian Center , a growing and established church
located in the inner city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Pastor Richard
often reflects on how New Creation originated in his home with only
five faithful members: his wife, sister, nephew, one other servant
It was by his faith and trust in God that what some called a dilapidated,
rundown building infested with prostitutes and drug addicts would
be reconstructed into a beautiful, pristine house of worship. After
several months of sacrificed time and labor, a costly project had
been accomplished with only five members and Pastor Richard never
doubted nor questioned God! Since the ministry began, membership
has continued to increase due to the unchanging Word that he and
his wife have committed to preach without compromise.
Pastor Richard is known and respected by many as a man of strong
faith and fervent prayer. He is an outstanding leader with high
expectations of himself and others. Pastor Richard knows that he
was sent by God to the inner city "to be a voice and not an
echo". He proclaims a good word for troubled times. His purpose
and passion is to take back the community for the Kingdom of God
through prayer, fasting, evangelism and love.
Lois L. Richard is a resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She has been married for over 45 years to Pastor Cross J. Richard, Sr. and is the mother of two children and grandmother of five. Minister Lois was Born-again on November 13, 1985. On April 6, 1986 she had a supernatural encounter with God and he called her to minister to his people with a specific emphasis on Love, Forgiveness and Repentance. God has given her a special love for the mission field, and she has traveled to Russia and Rwanda Africa where she and Pastor Richard have established Churches.
Minister Lois has hosted and spoken in many conferences throughout the states, a Radio Broadcast teaching on the "End Times" and has received certificated from Kenneth Hagin School of Ministries in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is a graduate of Word of Life Christian Center School of Ministry in Darrow, Louisiana. Minister Lois has a Bachelor's Degree in Ministry/Theology from Christian Leadership University in New York. She is currently studying for a Master Degree in Christian Art. Minister Lois is called is committed to serving.