lifeway college Auckland
Richard is Senior Lecturer and Head of Department at Lifeway (Ministry) College. Richard has pastored for three years at an inner city church in Auckland and later appointed Theological Consultant for the Selwyn Foundation, one of New Zealand’s largest faith based charities, headquartered in Auckland.
Richard enjoys Bible teaching and writing new courses. Dr. Fountain received his Th.M. in 2003, and Ph.D. in 2010 from Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas Texas, and has recently published a book on Eschatological Relationships and Jesus. Richard has taught church leaders in The Sudan and Vietnam with BEE International and maintains a teaching ministry with GoEast ministries in Nepal.
Richard was born and raised in Palmerston North in the Manawatu, and is known as a proud Turbos fan. After university he went dairy farming for ten years before studying overseas. He has been involved with seminary distance education for nearly 10 years, and developed some of the early online courses at DTS on Christian Leadership and Life of Christ. He maintains an ongoing interest as a facilitator and programme coordinator for DTS online.
He is married to Karen, whose is a Food Safety auditor, and they have three children aged, 22, 20 and 19. He enjoys rugby, cycling, walking his two dogs, and playing the piano for relaxation.





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  • PhD.
  • Th.M
  • Dip. Agr. Sc.
  • B.Ag