Richard Singleton and his wife, Stacey, have served the Pond Springs family since 2006. Richard is a bi-vocational pastor whose ministry spans two ministerial families — the Pond Springs family here in NW Austin and the STARRY family in Round Rock.
Richard serves Pond Springs through the ministry of the word, preaching and teaching for the empowerment, equipping and encouragement of God’s people. An avid and self-proclaimed social-media nerd, Richard provides oversight and content for the Pond Springs Facebook page, YouTube channel and Twitter account. If you see him with his face buried in his phone at church, he’s probably Tweeting part of the worship service or updating the Facebook page, not texting with his bestie.
At STARRY, Richard serves as the Executive Director of a large non-profit ministry that serves thousands of children and families across 32 Central and North Texas counties, providing professional counseling, foster care/adoption, shelter and runaway/homeless services to thousands of children and families each year.
Richard is a TNOYS Board member and also a writer. You can read his monthly column in Austin Family Magazine.
A 2005 graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with Masters degrees in Marriage and Family Counseling and Christian Education, his calling to Pond Springs at the end of 2005 marked a momentous move in his and Stacey’s lives. They embraced Pond Springs with excited commitment and profound gratitude to become part of a church family focused fully and passionately on God’s grace and glory. They love Austin! And, ironically — or, just God’s planning — Austin is where Richard’s Texas family roots were planted. His Texas family tree was first planted near Travis Peak in the 1850s. He’s thankful to be home!
One last thing, Richard hates to fly and you’ll probably hear about that in one of his sermons from time to time. Please feel free to offer your tried and true tricks for overcoming this irrational fear…but don’t expect him to implement it anytime soon. Richard, Stacey (a 7th grade special education teacher) and their two children live in Leander.