Rev. Dr. Richard Wingfield, Moderator
Rev. Dr. Richard Wingfield

Dr. Richard W. Wingfield is a native of Western Pennsylvania. A third generation pastor paternally and a fourth generation pastor maternally, he has more than thirty years in the gospel ministry and serves as the visionary and Senior Pastor of the Unity Baptist Church of Braddock, Pennsylvania.

Licensed and ordained to the gospel ministry from the Sunset Baptist Church, Grand Prairie, Texas, Dr. Wingfield received his public education from the Farrell Area School District, Farrell, PA. Upon his call to the ministry he attended the Southern Bible Institute of Dallas, Texas. He received the Associate of Arts degree from Geneva College at the Center for Urban Biblical Ministry where he has the distinction of being the first official graduate. He received the Bachelor of Science degree in Community Ministry from Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA. He is a graduate of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary with the Master of Divinity degree and the Doctor of Ministry degree with a focus in Pastoral Theology.

Dr. Wingfield has extensive pastoral experience having previously served as pastor of three (3) Baptist churches from Wichita Falls, Texas to Braddock, PA. As pastor of the Unity Baptist Church, he recently led the congregation into a new church edifice and established new and innovative ministries designed to improve the quality of life in the community.

Dr. Wingfield serves as a member of the Board of Directors as well as a faculty member of the Center for Urban Biblical Ministry. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member for the Adult Degree Completion Program for Geneva College. He has served as the Theological Enrichment Chairperson for the Baptist Minister’s Conference of Pittsburgh and Vicinity, an instructor for the Certificate of Progress Program (COPP School) for the Allegheny Union Baptist Association Congress of Christian Education, President of the Greater Braddock Ministerial Association, a member of the Citizen’s Council for Gateway Braddock, and a member of the Advisory Board for the Metro Urban Institute of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Along with his varied activities, Dr. Wingfield now serves as Moderator of the Allegheny Union Baptist Association.

Dr. Wingfield has a passion for the education of those in the ministry and serves as a mentor to a number of pastors and ministers across the Pittsburgh area. His personal desire is to “…to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of his sufferings being conformed to his death”.

Dr. Wingfield is married to the love of his life, best friend and confidant, the former Vanessa Clifton and they are the proud parents of three adult children and three grandchildren.