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Reverend Richard Cade
Richard Cade is a motivational speaker who knows from experience the consequences of poor life choices. Richard has overcame staggering odds to become the person he is today, being the youngest of 3 boys raised in a single mother household, Richard knew first had the effects of no male role model in the house growing up.
Richard also knows from experience the consequences of making excellent life choices. Today he is a man of faith, devoted husband and father, Minister, motivational speaker, mentor, author of his soon to be published book entitled, “Stay focused in the mist of”, and a youth advocate. Understanding the value of education, Richard a graduate of Holy Family High School further pursued his college education and complete college courses in Biblical Studies & Christian Education With emphasis on Counseling at Southeastern Bible College and Birmingham Easonian Baptist College, both located in Birmingham, Alabama.
A servant mindset Richard has to be actively involved in charity work, volunteerism, and community service. He serves as Chaplin in the Masonic Lodge Imperial #619 Prince Hall Affiliated. A passion for helping young ministers needing assistance in preparing,along with their own pastor, led him to become involved in Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church
District Association of Central Alabama. Richard also often shares the Word of God at a the local Homeless Shelter “Firehouse shelter”located in Birmingham, Alabama. Richard Cade is also associate/ youth minister at Forty-fifth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala.in the East Lake community under Senior Pastor Rev. Andra Sparks.
Richard is committed to sharing his life experiences to help others, but especially to help young men avoid making poor life choices. To achieve that, he created The Man Project: Influence Today For a Better Tomorrow™mentor / empowerment Programs which are educational programs designed to empower males to make better life choices and to deter them from a life of crime, therefore, keeping them out of the revolving doors of the criminal justice system. Under this program, Richard has a general presentation titled “Take Back” sessions. This is talk based on his compelling personal testimony of a fatherless childhood.
Richard J. Cade’s clients with The Man Project include: Birmingham City Schools- Jackson- Olin High School, Huffman High School, Green Acres Middle School, Philips Academy, Erwin Elementary school, Smith Middle School, Fairfield High Preparatory School, Midfield High School , and Gunn Christian Academy.
Richard Cade is happily married to Melanie, his wife of 13 years. They are the proud parents of seven beautiful children. Melanie and Richard reside in Birmingham, Alabama.