Eric Richards

Eric Richards

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

SLC Youth Day 2 05/30/2024
9:00 am - 9:45 am

The Recipe for Revelation (Eric Richards)

Getting clear answers to prayer is not as complicated as you once thought. In this uplifting talk, popular speaker Eric Richards reveals the Lord's “recipe” for how to receive direct answers from Heavenly Father. The Lord promises that we can literally hear and feel His voice saying, "This is the way, walk ye in it" (Isaiah 30:21). Despite this precious promise of guidance, even the best Latter-day Saints sometimes struggle to discern answers from above. Using the experience of the brother of Jared from the Book of Mormon and a revelation to the Prophet Joseph Smith in the Doctrine and Covenants, Brother Richards-with his unique humor, stories, scriptures, and doctrine-shares the three simple things you can do to get guidance for any situation. He finishes with an incredible personal experience about how following this recipe literally changed his family forever. If you or someone you love is struggling to feel connected to heaven, this Christ-centered message may be the answer you need.