Rev. Richard Compton
I was born in Maryville, Tennessee. On June 18, 1988, I married the love of my life, Christy. God blessed us with 2 children, Lindsey and Noah. I attended The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky and graduated in 1993 with a Master’s in Divinity degree. I have pastored churches in Florida and Tennessee. For an 8 year stint, God called me to be an active duty chaplain in the military. I served in the Army for 3 years and the Air Force for 5 years. During that time, I spent a year deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. I was called to First Baptist Church of Rochelle in the fall of 2018 and feel blessed to call Rochelle home.