love, loss and living again

Pastor Wes published Hope And A Future in 2012

Hope And A Future is Pastor Wes Richards' memoir of 'love, loss and living again,’ telling the story of how his family recovered from great sadness after the death of his wife Carol from cancer in 2002.

After Carol’s death, the three Richards children, Wesley, James and Melody met and then married two sisters and a brother from the same South African family. Today all three couples serve as pastors in the church, some as members of staff.

Pastor Wes Richards now has 13 grandchildren; nine boys and four girls.

Pastor Wes Richards
‘I could never have foreseen how our story would unfold after so much sadness. When we were at our lowest moments we found that our story was not over. Far from it. Your story is not over either.’
— Pastor Wes


In 2016, Pastor Wes experienced another phase in his story as he met Adriana in Bogota, Colombia. Pastor Wes proposed to Adriana in the Colombian city of Cartagena on the Caribbean coast and was married at a beautiful ceremony in Miami, Florida in June.

The couple returned to the UK in September and have since begun their global ministry as a couple, including in Colombia, the UK, Israel, the Philippines, South Africa, and Singapore.

Pastor Wes & Adriana Wedding