Reverend Johnnie Richardson Jr.

Reverend Richardson was born in Gilbert, LA, the eldest
of eight children. A family man, he has been married for
over thirty five years and is the father of three children
and grandfather of seven.  Being the eldest child, he is
now the family patriarch.

As a former Casino Executive, he was the first African-
American "Pit Boss" in the state of Nevada. Later, he
was employed by the National Park Service and
eventually retired. Before coming to Las Vegas, he
attended Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA. He has
also studied at a number of Christian institutions.

Reverend Richardson was licensed to preach in 1980 by
the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church and ordained
in 1985. For eight years, he served as assistant pastor
and succeeded his father as pastor of the Macedonia
Missionary Baptist Church in 1999. A long time supporter
of the Pride of the West District Association, he served
as First Vice-Moderator for four years and Moderator for
eight years.  He has also served as Vice-President of the
Nevada/California Interstate Missionary Baptist

Pastor Richardson continues to serve the Macedonia
Missionary Baptist Church and in the Las Vegas
Metropolitan Area as a pastor/teacher and evangelist in
our master’s service.