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Dr. E. Richard Steel

Richard was born in Galveston, TX. He has served in the pastorate ministry for over 57 years. He served as Pastor of Cedar Bayou Baptist Church from 1975 to 1999. Since the church’s inception in 1943, he was the second to serve as pastor here at CBBC. He became Pastor Emeritus in 2010.

He graduated from East Texas Baptist College with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He received both his Master of Divinity and his Doctor of Ministry degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also attended the Spanish Language Institute and the International Interim Certification Training.

Richard and his wife, Betty, served as missionaries in Mexico as well in Costa Rica. He and Betty were married in 1957. Betty graduated to Glory in 2013. They have one son, one daughter and four grandchildren.

Fishing, both freshwater and saltwater, is his favorite pastime.