Brother Richards grew up attending the Mountain View Baptist Church in San Diego before missionaries baptized him and his mom. During his mission, he lived in huts, ate spiders, and used machetes (ma-shed-ees) while living in the jungles of Honduras. His last six months were spent in Alabama due to a bone tumor in his shin. After meeting his wife at EFY, he moved to Utah to teach Seminary, play water polo and volleyball for Utah State University, and … marry her. He teaches Institute at Utah State, gives firesides all over the country, and is known for his constant smile and his popular ‘brotherichards’ Instagram/Facebook accounts. He is the author of Preparing for the Second Coming and six best-selling fireside CDs at Deseret Book. If you love his friend Hank Smith, you’ll love him, too!
Some random facts: He can clap with one hand. He’s left-handed. He’s part White, Black, Polynesian, and Native American. He eats chocolate every day. Some say that his excitement for the gospel reminds them of Olaf from Frozen; others say he reminds them of a dark-skinned version of Buzz Lightyear. He grew up as an only child; his mom is an only child, and his grandma was an only child, so…his family reunions were pretty small. Most of all, he loves teaching and being with valiant Latter-day Saints.
All Sessions by Eric Richards
Rise to your Challenge (Eric Richards)
Fear and worry can so easily creep into our minds. Come to learn gospel principles about how to combat negative thinking and to better obey the invitation to "Rise to your Challenge" during this positive and happy message.
The Gathering of Israel (Eric Richards)
Everyone has unique talents and abilities, and the Lord can use each one, no matter how random it may be to help gather scattered Israel. This message will motivate listeners to develop their talents so they can bless the lives of others. With stories from the lives of outstanding Latter-day Saints who have “let their lights shine,” come to be reminded that your abilities are God’s gifts to you - and what you do with them are your gifts to God. Discover your gifts, let them shine, and watch how the Lord uses your talents to bless others around you.
A Doctrinal Approach to Emotional Wellness (Eric Richards)
Our potential to become like our Heavenly Parents is a central theme in the gospel - and brain health is a catalyst to this divine destination. Come learn tips on how to find stability during trials or while in emotional trauma - or when dealing with a painful memory - by looking through the lens of the doctrine of Christ.
Anchored in Christ (Eric Richards)Zoom Room 1
Fear, worry, and anxiety can creep into our minds. Come learn gospel principles about how to combat negative thinking and to better obey the Savior’s command to “Fear not” in a positive and happy message.