Richard A. Hayes is an Adjunct Professor at Moody Bible Institute and Moody Theological Seminary Online, and is the Southwest District Representative for Village Missions, encouraging and shepherding pastors and their churches throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico. Dr. Hayes graduated from Biola University with a BS in Christian Education, Talbot Theological Seminary, M.Div. in Bible Exposition and Talbot School of Theology, D.Min. With 38 years of pastoral experience, Pastor Hayes brings a wealth of insight to the sometimes-challenging task of shepherding and leading a local congregation. Dr. Hayes has been married to Ellen for 36 years and has three married daughters and six wonderful grandchildren.