Monday, December 05, 2005 | |

The Leadership Blog Interview: Mac Richard

Mac Richard

Bio: Mac Richard is the founding pastor of Lake Hills Church. Prior to the establishing of Lake Hills Church, Mac served on the staff of Fellowship Church in Grapevine, TX for seven years. Upon graduating from the University of Texas with a BS in Speech Communications, he attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and received a Masters of Divinity with Biblical Languages.

Mac and his wife Julie have two children.

Church: Lake Hills Church

The Leadership Blog Interview Questions
1. What gives you the greatest joy in being a leader?
: "One more person coming to Christ. Second to that, seeing someone realize potential they didn’t even know they had."

2. What is your biggest pet peeve as a leader?
Mac: "Negativity. I don’t get how self-proclaimed Christ-followers metamorphose into self-appointed watchdogs."

3. Who made the biggest influence in your life as a leader?
Mac: "Ed Young at Fellowship Church. Working with him for 7 years, I learned the inescapable connection between love and accountability."

4. What books have changed your life?
Mac: "I loved Andy Stanley’s Choosing to Cheat and the encouragement God gave through that to leave church work undone so I can go home and engage in a great marriage and parenting."

5. What's your biggest challenge as a leader?
: "Carving out time to chase God with everything I’ve got and creating re-creational time with no guilt."

6. What goals do you have as a leader?
Mac: "To grow and develop a staff of pastors and leaders who grow and develop a church of leaders. Also, I want to write and speak in a way that connects biblical leadership with any leadership environment imagineable."

7. Where do you see yourself in ten years?
Mac: "In 10 years, my wife and I will be launching our youngest child from the nest and enjoying our freedom and theirs to the fullest. Oh, and I’ll be the pastor of Lake Hills Church guiding and mentoring a flock of future leaders who will build on and expand whatever God chooses to do through my leadership."

Thanks Mac for taking time for the interview!