Samuel Richards has been in pastoral ministry since 1976. Following graduation from Mansfield College, Oxford, he served three years at East Sumner Congregational Church, then three years at The United Church of Warner.In 1989, after a six-year hiatus from ministry, he became the senior pastor at East Winthrop Baptist Church. He co-founded and co-hosted Faith Matters In Maine, and served as President of the Christian Education League of Maine. He is currently ministering through a jail ministry in Kennebec County. He also teaches Shakespeare to homeschoolers (Southern Maine Association of Shakespearean Homeschoolers).
He and his wife, Lynne, were married in 1975 and have six children.