Pastor Lonnie possessed over 20 years of pastoral experience serving rural, urban and university congregations, when he accepted the call to be the founding pastor of Fox River Congregational Church in Pewaukee. He has earned advanced degrees in Religion, Divinity and a Doctorate in Ministry. Lonnie and Mercedes, his wife for over 30 years, have three children.
In a feature article on Fox River Congregationl Church, the religious news editor for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel referred to Dr. Richardson as “...a twentieth century pioneer.”
Pastor Lonnie is committed to congregational care and leadership that is driven by the transformational possibilities of the Christian faith in the lives of people. Lonnie’s passion is to help people connect with God and further realize their potential in Christian discipleship.
The Mission of this Church is to fulfill Christ's Great Commandment and Great Commission in which we are called to
Love God through worship and living according to His will
Love one another through serving people's physical, emotional and spiritual needs, in Christ's name, and
Make disciples of Christ through
Reaching out to all people by witnessing the good news of Christ so that they may accept Him as their Lord and Savior,
Teaching what Jesus taught so that we may grow toward living a Christ-like life,
Encouraging Christian fellowship so that joys may be celebrated, hurts may be healed and communion with God may be richer.
As followers of Jesus Christ, the Son of God and our Lord and Savior, we covenant with God and one another to personally commit to creating an environment for richer communion with God and to:
OWN the Mission of our Church LOVE God and love all people through worship, service and fellowship WITNESS the power of God's love to all people as revealed through Christ GROW in the knowledge and expression of our faith WALK in fellowship with one another in respect, understanding, forgiveness and love DEDICATE our time, talent, and treasure to the service of God ABIDE in the Congregataional Way as understood and embraced by our fellowship.