Dr. Richard L. Barclay

Dr. Richard L. Barclay

About Dr. Richard L. Barclay


Dr. Richard Barclay earned a master’s degree from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston, Massachusetts in 1983, and he did graduate work at George Pepperdine University in Malibu, California in 1986. He earned a second master’s degree in theology in 1990 from the California Graduate School of Theology in Anaheim, California. He was enrolled in a doctoral program in theology from 1990-1991 at California Graduate School of Theology in Anaheim, California. Barclay has been the evangelist to the Hillcrest Church of Christ in Corpus Christi, Texas (19771979); the Roxbury Church of Christ in Boston, Massachusetts (1979-1984); The Compton Avenue Church of Christ in Los Angeles, California (1984-1991); and the East Cotton Street Church of Christ in Longview, Texas (1991-1995). He served as the evangelist for the Kashmere Gardens Church of Christ in Houston, Texas from 1995 to 2006.

Richard is a nationally known expositor of God’s word and has preached and conducted meetings in over 40 states. He also conducted a very popular radio ministry, Let The Bible Speak, in Boston, Massachusetts and conducted a television program Sonshine From Heaven for the Kashmere Gardens Church of Christ in Houston, Texas.

During his tenure in Longview at the East Cotton congregation, he served on the Longview Branch NAACP Religious Affairs Committee as the chairman, the Gregg County Airport Board, the Board of Directors for the East Texas Literacy Council and the Longview Independent School District Public Information Advisory Committee. He served as the chaplain for the Longview Police Department and worked with the City of Longview Drug Task Force.  Additionally, Richard worked with the Texas Adolescent and Family Substance Abuse Academy as well as, the South Longview Economic Development Council.

Richard is married to Shirley Brooks Barclay, a retired educator; the couple has two adult sons, Christopher, a computer programmer for Verizon, and Reginald, a successful Houston businessman.