Rev. Dr. Richard Emerson, M.Div., D.Min.
Dr. Richard Charles Emerson became Senior Minister of First Christian Church, Longview August 1, 2006.
Emerson has earned degrees from: University of Arizona, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Communication; Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University, earning the degrees Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry. He was ordained to the ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) at Northway Christian Church, Dallas, Texas in 1992.
Dr. Emerson has served as associate minister at First Christian Church, Terrell, Texas; associate minister at Northway Christian Church, Dallas, Texas; as minister of First Christian Church, Plainview, Texas and senior minister of Collierville Christian Church, Collierville, Tennessee.
Currently Dr. Emerson is active in the Rotary Club, serving on several ministry committees in the Northeast Area of Christian Churches, as well as community boards and organizations.
Dr. Emerson is married and has two daughters.