Pastor Richard Townes

Pastor Townes was ordained in 1994 and served as Pastor/Campus Pastor in Brookings, SD for nearly ten years.  He also served as an active duty US Navy Chaplain, retiring in 2019 and has served as the Pastor of Bethel since then.  He holds a BA in Sociology and Psychology from Concordia College, Ann Arbor, MI, a MDiv from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN, and a ThM in Pastoral Counselling from Duke. He is married to Brenda and they have three children, nine grandchildren… and Duke, their dog.

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