Richmond Izard served four years under the direct daily tutelage, discipleship and mentoring of Bishop Dr. Nathaniel J. Stampley. Having undergone extension ministerial and ordination training, Elder Richmond now serves as a teacher at the LOTIM Bible Institute, preparing ministers-to-be for licensure and kingdom leadership.
Elder Richmond is also the Founder of the Virtual University, a very innovative and powerful distance learning site.
Elder Richmond was ordained by Bishop Stampley, under the auspices of Least of These International Ministries (LOTIM). He was also ordained by Prelate and General Board Member, Bishop Sedgwick Daniels, under the authority of the Church of God In Christ (COGIC). Hence, Elder Richmond is uniquely blessed to have successfully undertaken and completed two separate ordination tracks over a term of three years, under the direct instruction and supervision of two highly respected bishops.
Adult Classroom Instruction
Having transitioned from the desk to the lecturn, Elder Richmond now delivers classroom instruction for ministers and laypersons, presenting coursework such as follows:
- Understanding the Call to Ministry
- Doctrine of the Church
- Bible Basics
- Technology in Ministry
- Introduction to Pentecostal Holiness
- Kingdom of God
- Introduction to Homiletics
- Parables of the Kingdom
- Dress Code
Youth Classroom Instruction
Richmond Izard Ministries has also partnered with the Washington Du Bois Christian Leadership Academy in providing Christian education classes for K4 through 6th grade students. Elder Richmond developed lesson plans and provided classroom instruction and grading.
Elder Richmond also periodically leads bible study sessions at his home church, Heritage International Ministries COGIC, where Nathaniel J. Stampley is the senior pastor.