Originally from North Carolina, Richard is currently one of the main drummers at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City, where he serves as a full time worship minister. He has played with well known Christian worship leaders such as Steffany Gretzinger, Amanda Cook, Misty Edwards, Eddie James, Todd Dulaney, Corey Asbury, Chris Tofilon, and Jaye Thomas.
He travels internationally as a professional drummer and clinician, training and teaching. He draws from his vast experience playing thousands of hours in a 24/7 musical environment that’s transmitted live to millions of people and hundreds of nations every year. Recording on several albums for different artists has also added to his areas of expertise. He has garnered a deep respect from musicians worldwide, not only for his technical ability but also for his sensitivity and creative bent. He enjoys connecting and networking with drummers everywhere and he also enjoys life with his wife Cherokee, whose pear pie, he affirms, is the best one on earth. Follow him on instagram: @richardtownii