Richard Reynolds, M. Div., M. Ed., Ed.s.
Richard Reynolds is a prolific public speaker and presenter. He has spoken to organizations and churches across America and served as Interim Pastor for a number of churches across North Alabama. Reynolds is a proactive listener, earning the trust, respect, and ongoing commitment of people from varied demographics and backgrounds. In his ongoing quest to make a difference, Reynolds served a term as a Trustee of Alabama A&M University. He is also past President and Vice President of the Huntsville Madison County Youth Services Council, as well as the current President of the Huntsville Madison County Private School Association. In 2014, Reynolds received a special commendation from the Mayor and the Huntsville Beautification Board for his work with Huntsville Achievement School landscaping. Reynolds completed his Ed.S. in Administration and Leadership from Middle Tennessee State University; an M.Ed. in Secondary Education and Special Education plus Teacher Certification from Alabama A&M University; and his M.Div. in Pastoral Studies / Church Growth Leadership from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reynolds possesses his Bachelors degree from Samford University. He is certified as an Alabama Collaborative 6-12 Teacher and a Toastmasters Competent Communicator.
Prior to assuming his leadership role with HAS, Reynolds served as a Teacher for area high schools and middle schools. He also contributed as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia State Community College where he taught Introduction to Exceptional Education. Reynolds recognizes the power of education to inspire and engage young minds. His focus on fostering a love of learning and his clear dedication to students is the cornerstone of his success.
Reynolds has had a longstanding love of the learning process. During his tenure as Senior Pastor with Pineview Baptist Church Reynolds became involved with local community schools, sports leagues, and established relationships with government officials to establish meaningful community ties. He led the congregation as it relocated its facility to a new site where he rebuilt the congregation in an area with a different demographic. Leveraging marketing and leadership principles, Reynolds assumed an active role in local, state, national and international denominational work to proactively direct civic / community work in North Alabama. Reynolds paved the way for AYSO soccer league to use the church’s land to support a soccer program. Equally noteworthy, he initiated efforts to involve the church with the Boy Scouts and other programs to ensure the church was able to meet as many community needs as possible.