Richard has served as Pastor of Living Word since 1980. His example and practical preaching inspires people to "walk the talk". He has traveled in ministry to Trinidad, Haiti, India, Tanzania, Thailand, Singapore, Mexico, Australia, Canada and Europe.
Australian born, Richard received Christ as his Savior at 7 years old and a few years later received a call to the ministry while his pastor was preaching. As a young man he participated in a live radio program to reach children, served as church youth leader and later became the district youth leader for the Assemblies of God in New South Wales.
Richard is a graduate of Commonwealth Bible College, (formerly Southern Cross College, now Alphacrucis College) where he met his wife Christine. The Dunks were married in 1967 and began in pastoral ministry with the Australian Assembly of God. They moved to the USA in 1973.
Richard is ordained with Global Christian Ministry Forum (USA) of Stevens, Pennsylvania and serves as a Presbyter and Treasurer for GCMF (International). He is also the District Coordinator for Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. The Dunks have two married sons and three grandsons.
Christine is Co-Pastor of Living Word Fellowship Church and serves in many facets of the ministry including preaching, teaching, worship, missions and administration.
Australian born, she received Christ as her Savior as a child and a call to the ministry a few years later. Early on Christine was influenced by the international ministry of Tommy & Daisy Osborn and a number of full time WEC missionaries. In 1966 Christine graduated from Commonwealth Bible College in Australia, (now Alphacrucis College). She met Richard at College and they married in 1967. The Dunks are abundantly blessed to have two sons, two daughters-in-law and three grandsons.
The Dunks began in pastoral ministry with the Australian Assembly of God and moved to the USA in 1973. Christine is an ordained minister with Global Christian Ministry Forum (USA) with headquarters in Stevens, Pennsylvania. She enjoys sharing how Jesus Christ revolutionized her life and has done so through many venues in North America, Australia, Mexico, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Europe.