About Us


Our Church Staff & Core Leadership

Rev. Dr. Wilbert S. Richardson
Pastor / Founder
1st Lady Gwendolyn Richardson
Church Clerk / Executive Director
Deacon Kenneth Duncan
Moderator / Chairman / Evangelism
Jacquelin Gibson
Executive Director Assistant / Admin.
Catherine Riddick
Office Manager / Sect. Treasurer (AWOG)

Rev. Steven Daley - Christian Education-Discipleship
Rev. Wayne Gibbs - Missions
Rev. Betty Patterson - Noon day Prayer Ministry
Rev. Dr. Della M. Jamison
Rev. Jazelle Plummer - Youth Council Coordinator
Rev. John Johnson, Jr.
Rev. Wilbert A. Richardson - Multi Media / Sound Director
Rev. Keith Baker
Rev. Kia Baker
Evangelist LaVerne Bellamy

Mother Arnesie Walker
Mother Eleanor Bell
Mother Shirley Nero
Mother Ruth King-Smith
Mother Helen Graves
Mother Frances Howard
Mother Deborah DuPont
Mother Elizabeth Morton

Deacon Waldorf V. Smith - Treasurer
Deaconess Brenda Smith***
Deacon Dolphis Corbett - Building Manager / S.S.T. Senior
Deaconess Sheila Corbett - Deacon Board Secretary / S.S.T. Youth
Deacon John Johnson, Sr. - Pastoral Marshal
Deaconess Elayne Johnson***
Deacon James Washington - Head Usher / Greeters / Security
Deaconess Catherine Washington
Deacon Paul Hill - S.S.T./Children's Church Asst. Director
Deaconess Evangelist Nora Hill - Children's Church Asst. Director
Deacon Michael Brown - Men's Choir Pres; LCM Inst
Deacon Denise Brown - (Walking) E.O.J.
Deaconess Renee Westmoreland - Women's Fitness Ministry
Deacon Shahid Westmoreland - New Members Coordinator / Men's Fitness Ministry
Deacon Leroy Riddick (Walking)

Daryle Cleveland, Sr. - Minister of Music / Dance Ministry
Preston Bunch - Drummer / Percussionist
Brad Berry - Drummer / Percussionist
Eric Plummer - Guitarist
DJ Cleveland - Keyborads
Joseph Alves - Bass
Marie Lambert - Youth Choir Director
Pat Knapper-Smith - WM Education Co-Coordinator
David Reid - Pastoral Marshal
Kamardi Burden - Church Photographer
Gaye Riddick-Burden - Health / Wellness Ministry
Garrett Richardson - Multi- Media / Tape Ministry

*** Medical Leave

 

 

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