A Brief Bio: From a Prisoner of Sin to Preacher


From the prison-house of sin to a preacher of righteousness, Pastor Richards has an amazing testimony! The son of an American war (Vietnam) veteran turned drug addict (his father) and a practicing New Age spiritualist (his mother)...


John Isaac Richards

About Us

Baptism in Nyamusi, Tanzania in 2016.

Meet the Speaker/Director

Pastor Richards speaking at church on Sabbath in Kenya, 2015.

Restoring the Old Paths is a faith-based ministry founded and established for the sole purpose of proclaiming the everlasting gospel, and is supported entirely from the gifts and love-offerings of God's people.

We believe in "earnestly contending for the faith once delivered unto the saints", and as such we uphold our belief in the inerrancy of Scripture, the Divinity of Christ, the Bible Sabbath and perpetuity of the 10 Commandment Law of God, and the worship of our Heavenly Father, the Creator of the heavens and earth, the One True God.

We currently have active mission projects in East Africa and book speaking engagements around the world upon request where Pastor Richards lectures on subjects such as Bible prophecy, history, true education, health, and family.

The Heart of the Gospel

We are an evangelistic ministry and believe that God has entrusted us with His grace and a message of hope, love, and present truth to be given to the world. The salvation wrought through the infinite sacrifice of Christ makes us debtors "both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise." Romans 1:14. It is only the method of Christ alone that will bring true success in winning souls for eternity. May God find each of us faithful and a wise steward of His grace!

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