Richard grew up on a farm in Georgia, but he got to Texas (and Houston specifically) as soon as he could. He came to know Christ as a freshman in college, which was also when he met his bride, Alicia, who is a native Texan. Soon after graduation, they were married and began ministering to college students on campuses in Georgia and Florida. While ministering to students at the University of Central Florida, Richard earned a Master of Divinity degree from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando. Richard and Alicia have four children (Lillian, Savannah, Brantley, and Elizabeth). The Harris family is very excited about living in Houston and giving their lives away to Houstonians.