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Pastor Roderick Richardson is the founder, senior pastor of The Word Center located in Jackson, Mississippi. Known to many as Pastor “Rich,”  and "Rich Wisdom" he has been used by God to transcend socio-economic, denominational, political, religious, and educational boundaries. He is a rising new-generation leader that possesses an undeniable new energy and distinctiveness like no other. With skilled revelatory insights from the Word, God has blessed Pastor Rich to go into every man’s world. 



With a heart to give, his motto is "I live to give." His congregation often engages in philanthropic endeavors in the Jackson-Metropolitan area. Recently, his endeavors gained local and national media attention by giving away thousands of backpacks filled with supplies to Jackson Public School students as well as giving nearly $25,000 in free gas to the citizens of Jackson, Mississippi. Pastor Rich and The Word Center has become a staple in the Jackson community for outreach, and he can be heard every morning during the National Syndicated Rickey Smiley Morning Show. Rich Wisdom is the author of an Amazon Top Seller entitled, “I Can’t Keep Dating Like This.” Pastor Rich has appeared in local and national publications including Epitome Magazine and Mississippi Styles. He was recognized in Boom Jackson as one Mississippi’s Most Influential figures under 40. 



Rich Wisdom has been commissioned to go into every man’s world to teach, preach, and speak to the multitudes. He is a motivational speaker, author, entrepreneur, mentor, life coach, and most importantly, a man after God’s own heart. Pastor Richardson is a cutting-edge prophetic pioneer who delivers a relevant, real, and even sometimes raw life-changing word to the listeners. Led by God, and with his anointed wife by his side, the Richardson’s gave birth to The Word Center, April 2010 that has now grown to over nearly 2,000 in membership with two weekly services. Roderick and Tyronda Richardson are proud parents of one daughter, Taylor Grace.

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