A lifelong resident of Milledgeville, GA, Rechard Larkin is a Pastor, Educator, Author, Coach, and Executive who enjoys serving his local community, the youth in general, and the body of Christ. For nearly twenty (20) years Larkin has shared in preaching the word of God to God’s people; a vocation that he boldly accepts. As a pastor, he is the lead servant at the Mitchell Zion Baptist Church located in Baldwin County, Georgia at 309 Union Hill Church Rd.
As an educator, he served the Baldwin County School District (Milledgeville) in various capacities for 13 years (2007–2020) appreciating the opportunity to impact the lives of students in his local community through academics, athletics, and arts. Most recently Larkin has aided incarcerated male offenders in obtaining their GED at Hancock State Prison, a method of providing advocacy and mentorship opportunities to the offender population.
Moreover, Larkin is a published author. Though he is currently working on his sophomore and third publications, he has authored What Do I Do Next? 10 Steps To Becoming Who God Created You To Be: A guide to experiencing life at the top of your game in your relationships. Featured in the Milledgeville Living Magazine for his influence and impact on his community, Larkin is noted by many as a leader amongst his peers. As a result, he is often sought out for guidance and coaching in the Middle, GA area. In fact, Larkin recently launched Re-3 Coaching and Consulting to aid individuals, groups, and organizations by using practical principles to improve their overall performance (in life) and become better. From convicted felons seeking to have their rights restored, to single moms seeking mentors for their sons, to men in their 40’s and 50’s facing midlife crises, Larkin employs Relatable, Relevant, Real solutions to everyday problems.
He is a man who loves God and loves God’s people. And to lengthen the reach of his ministry arms Larkin founded Rechard Larkin Ministries, an organization aimed to share the Gospel of Christ Jesus with all nations: following the spirit, reaching the masses of people, preaching the Word of God, and
teaching sound biblical principles. Efforts such as ‘We Kare Period’ and ‘EMPACT (Empower, Mentor, Prepare, Advocate for, Coach, & Teach)’ allows Larkin and his ministry team to meet people where they are and serve them at the point of their need. As founder, chairman, and CEO he provides a vision to ensure local impact, yet, with regional, national, and international reach.
In addition to his work as Pastor, Educator, Author, Coach, and Executive, Larkin serves the offender population and staff at The Hancock State Prison as Chaplain. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Georgia College & State University and has made a commitment to lifelong learning through further academic pursuits, as well as, personal, professional, and spiritual development. He is married to the former Karen Adams, of Milledgeville, the visionary behind Kareena’s Inc. (a leading interior design, event planning and decor firm in the Middle GA area). To their union are two beautiful daughters, Kya and Ka’Mya. Their son, Rechard Larkin, II predeceased them. Together the two serve in ministry at Mitchell Zion and to the church universal.
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