Deacon Chair - Deacon Richard L. Cureton, Jr.
Richard L. Cureton, Jr. was born to the late Richard L. Cureton, Sr and Althea C. Thompson on December 20, 1970 in Washington, DC. At a young age Richard’s parents divorced and he was raised by his mother and grandparents. Richard has a “Praying Mother and Grandmother” and because of their faith in GOD, Richard grew up under the watchful eyes of the LORD. Richard was an active member of New Southern Rock Baptist Church, where at age of 16 he accepted Christ and was baptized. Richard was a faithfully participated on the Junior Ushers, Senior Usher, and Trustee Board.
Richard graduated from Benjamin Banneker High School in 1989. In May of 1990 Richard married his high school sweetheart, Kathleen M. Hughes. They now have three sons Ryan, Jamie, and Ricky Cureton. Richard has been a team dad and coach at the Oxon Hill Boys and Girls Club for both basketball and football.
Richard has worked in the telecommunication field for 17 years. He began in the US Army as a Signal Support Specialist, where he has done various communication exercises in Fort Lewis, Washington, Irvine, CA, Thailand, and South Korea. After leaving the military Richard began working for Nextel Communications as Mobile Switching Office Technician, where he was responsible for the maintenance of the network. Richard now works for Sprint Nextel as a Field Installation Engineer, where he is currently responsible for the Physical Design and Installation of all equipment installed in the Mobile Switching Offices.
Richard obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems with a Minor in Accounting in May 2005 from the University of Maryland University College. Richard received Master of Business Administration from the UMUC in May of 2008.
In 2003, Richard moved his family to Fort Washington. Richard and his family fell in love with the teaching of Pastor Lyles and they all became active members in the Fort Foote Baptist Church. Richard has been an active member of several ministries while serving at FFBC. Richard was ordained as a Deacon on January 6, 2008 and is now serving as the Diaconate Chairman.
Richard’s favorite scripture is James 1:2-4 “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”