Pastor Ben D. Richardson II
Pastor, husband, father of five, grandfather of five, godfather, visionary, Kingdom Builder, Engineer of 25 years, published author, producer, musician, performer, radio host, business owner, and designer.
Pastor Richardson was born and raised in St. Louis, Mo. At the age of 8, his mother enrolled him in CASA, a Conservatory School of Fine Arts in St. Louis. He attended CASA for eleven years where he studied all styles of music, theory and drumming under the direction of Mr. Glenn (PAPA) Wright. While attending CASA he was exposed to several professional areas of gospel music and he performed with well-known gospel music artists such as John P. Kee, Marvin Winans, BeBe & CeCe, Keith Staton, The Clark Sisters, Beau Williams, Helen Baylor, Yolanda Adams, the late James Moore, and the late Brenda Waters, just to name a few. Before moving to Houston in 1991, he worked for Shalamar Studios as a studio drummer and teacher for two years. His other accomplishments include playing for gospel stage plays, crusades, conventions and conferences which were host to familiar individuals such as T.D. Jakes, Rick Joiner, Dr. Handby, Creflo Dollar and Don Meares.
His engineering career started while he was in high school. His Architectural work earned him several commercial building designing contracts before and after attending B.I.T. Engineering School of Arts. He attended B.I.T. for Mechanical and Architectural Engineering, and has design several Churches and commercial buildings in several States. In Residential, Pastor Ben has not only rehab homes here in Texas but has design and build several homes in the State of Missouri. He later established a career in computers using several computer software for Mechanical and Robotic designs. This move open doors for him to work with several companies using his Mechanical design skills. Pastor Ben decided this year 2016 to offer his Architectural services to Churches who have a vision to build. By providing Preliminary Drawings at a low rate, it will enable the Pastor of the Church to get not only his vision visible, but to become reality.
In 2000 while living in his current residence of Houston, Pastor Richardson accepted the call and later established Unity Ministries, a ministry dedicated to reaching the lost and broken, unifying individuals into the very heart of Christ. Pastor Richardson, along with his wife Althea Richardson, who has a Masters in Human Service and Christian Counseling, have been commissioned to go back to the basics in teaching God’s Word using stories of the past to address problems of today. Pastor Richardson’s ministry work within the community of Houston and the surrounding cities has earned him many awards from officials in the City of Houston and Killeen, Texas as well as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and others. In addition, his ministry opened doors of opportunities for him, including guest appearances on several television stations such as BET, TBN, Daystar, as well as Bobby Jones Gospel Show and Houston's own Debra Duncan Show. Promoting Unity Ministries along with his book, “Life before Adam”, enabled his teachings to be used as tools in several schools. With his video sermons, worship CD’s and books, Pastor Richardson has shared the Word of God and reached the masses across the world. On January of this year, he released two new series entitled, “Spiritual Warfare: Dealing with Demons”, along with “Commandments from Our Commander”. These series are sure to make a major impact within the Body of Christ and in the world.