About Us

Gwendolyn L. Richardson

Gwendolyn L. Richardson
Church Clerk / Executive Director

As mentioned in Proverbs 31, who can find a virtuous woman? Her price is far above rubies. Strength and honor are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come, she opens her mouth with wisdom and her tongue is the law of kindness. She looks well to the ways of her household and eats not the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.

Gwendolyn L. Richardson is the wife of Rev. Wilbert S. Richardson. She is the proud mother of four children, twenty grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren. Gwendolyn, who is affectionately called Dolly, was born into a long priestly line. Her Christian education was grounded by her parents, the Late, Rev. J.P. Walker and her mother Arnesie; as well as by her grandparents Rev. Hal and Lucy Walker.

Her church experience began in both the Methodist and Holiness churches. As a teenager, she accepted the Lord as her personal Savior, which began her long journey on the battlefield for her Lord. In 1964, Dolly met and married Rev. Wilbert S. Richardson. She later became a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, of Philadelphia, PA. While there, she served in many capacities, which strengthened her ability to be a suitable helper in ministry with her husband.

Among her precious achievements, was the joy she received when she graduated from Manna Bible Institute. She also received her certification from the Evangelical Teacher Training Association. She has been instrumental in encouraging her husband, as the Lord led him in the founding of Refuge Evangelical Baptist Church. Gwendolyn now serves as the church clerk, Executive Director and Senior Deaconess. She was a former teacher of the R.E.B.C Bible Institute and choir member.

She is a constant helping hand, an encouraging mentor, and a loving teacher to R.E.B.C. Her life’s motivational scripture is Proverbs 3:5-6, which reads: Trust in the Lord with all thy heart, In all thy ways acknowledge Him and he shall direct your path.





Service Times & Directions

We Invite You To Fellowship With Us

Sunday School: 9:30am

Children's Church: 10:45am

Holy Communion & Baptism: Every 1st Sunday

Youth Sunday: 10:45am (Every 5th Sunday)

Refuge Solutions (Prayer & Bible Study): Wednesdays at 7:00pm

Noon Day Prayer: 12:00pm - 12:30pm (Daily)

For any additional information, please call the church office at (215) 224-2024.

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Refuge Evangelical Baptist Church
1100 Oak Lane Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19126
Phone: (215) 224-2024
Fax: (215) 224-3255