Head Pastor of The Word Church

Pastor Roderick Richardson is the founder, senior pastor, and CEO of The Word Center located in Jackson, Mississippi.  Known to many as Pastor “Rich,” he has been used by God to transcend socio-economic, denominational, political, religious, and educational boundaries. He is a rising new-generation leader that possesses an undeniable new energy and distinctiveness like no other. With skilled revelatory insights from the Word, God has blessed Pastor Rich to go into every man’s world.


Although born in Vicksburg Mississippi, his Stepfather, a sergeant in the military, exposed him to the world.




First Lady of The Word Church

Tyronda Richardson, affectionately referred to as "Lady Ty," is a native of Clarksdale, MS. She along with her husband, Pastor Roderick Richardson, are the Co-Founders of "The Word" Center. She is a licensed and ordained minister of the Gospel whose desire is to get others to see themselves as God sees them. Lady Ty is known for her endless love, compassion, and wisdom, which she pours into all those who come into contact with her.

Lady Ty holds a Bachelor of Science Degree as well as a Master of Science Degree in Nursing from Delta State University. Additionally she is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center. She and her husband have one daughter, Taylor Grace.

Brittany McCray

Administrative Executive Director 

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Minister Marlon McDuffie

Chief Operations Officer

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