Dr. Mark L. Richardson

Pastor for Preaching and Vision

The Lord called me to this great church family in 2009. He has done great things to us and through us as we continue to fulfill the mission He has given us. The Great Commission! My wife, Monica, and I have four grown sons. I was born and raised in St. Petersburg, FL, saved by God's grace at seven years of age, and surrendered to God's call into the gospel ministry at age seventeen. I earned a B.A. in Religion from Oklahoma Baptist University (Shawnee, OK), a Masters of Divinity degree with honors, and a Doctor of Ministry specializing in expository preaching from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Kansas City, Missouri). I am also a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, and like golf, weight lifting, pool, and playing drums and percussion in praise and worship bands.

We invite you to surrender to God and receive His forgiveness of sin by turning to Him in faith. Lose your life in the service of others, both locally and globally. There is no greater risk and satisfaction. And there is no greater reward! Join us in the journey!


At FBC The Colony, we believe in the importance of doctrine based on God's divine revelation of Himself through Scripture. Here we have summarized our core beliefs and believe that the following statement of faith accurately represents the teaching of God's Word.


To glorify God the Father through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, by :


We are a church where members make a difference by:

  • loving others
  • caring for needs
  • praying without ceasing
  • studying the Bible
  • reaching out with compassion
  • giving sacrificially
  • glorifying God through our unity

Our Mission

Building believers who reach others for Christ.