Rev Dr. Jack Richardson
DURING November First Lisburn Presbyterian Church will be welcoming Rev Dr. Jack Richardson for a Bible Ministry at the church. The series, which will be held in the Upper Room from November 6 until November 20 from 6.30pm until 8 m, will begin with 'Creation', followed by 'The Bible' and ending with 'Jesus Christ'.
Dr. Richardson is looking forward to delivering this series of talks when his subject will be communicating the mighty revelations God has given us. It is his conviction that many of the obvious failures in the church today are due to confusion and misunderstanding regarding what we are meant to communicate; inadequate and inappropriate means of communication and an unbiblical emphasis on "who's right" rather than "what's right."
Jack Richardson is no stranger in the Lisburn area, having been minister in Hillhall Presbyterian Church for almost 25 years. Now retired from parish ministry, he lives with his wife Sally at Culcavy, Hillsborough. He continues to be used to preach God's word within and beyond the Presbyterian church and remains Presbyterian chaplain in Lagan Valley Hospital — a position he has held for over 25 years. His services to the Lisburn community through support for policing, education in day schools and hospital chaplaincy were recognised when, in 2007, he was awarded an MBE the Queen. In the same year the Presbyterian Theological faculty of Ireland awarded him a doctor of divinity degree in recognition of outstanding service within the Presbyterian church in Ireland.
A spokesperson for the church said: "Please do come along and be assured of a very warm welcome as together we look at the importance, the means and the rewards of communicating these mighty revelations." A prayer healing minister team will be available after the services, a music group will take part and those attending have been advised that it may be helpful from them to bring a bible. Tea will be provided afterwards for those who would like to stay and chat.