Travis Southern

Senior Pastor

I have been Senior Pastor of Richland Baptist Church since September of 2017. While I am a native Oklahoman, I am thrilled to call the Tri-Cities home. I attended the University of Oklahoma, where I was active in the Baptist Collegiate Ministries and the Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band. After graduating with degrees in Chemistry and Business, I worked for several years in industry before being called into the ministry. While attending the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, I served as pastor of Newton Springs Baptist Church in Fordsville, KY, and later served nine years as pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Purcell, OK. I am also currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Applied Theology (Preaching) at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

I have been happily married to my wife, Mandy, since 2000, and we have three children. I truly love people, and am committed to preaching life-changing messages founded solidly upon the Word of God. I enjoy baseball, fishing, good books, music, being outdoors, and good coffee. I would like to extend my personal invitation to you to join us as we grow and glorify God together!

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