Meet the Staff
Richard Collins, Senior Pastor - Richard graduated from the Citadel in 1985 with a BS in Civil Engineering. He worked at Gulfstream for 17 years in the Facilities Engineering Department. Feeling God’s call into ministry, Richard left Gulfstream and enrolled at Columbia International University where he received his Masters degree in Theology in 2007. He worked full time in his dad’s cabinet business while earning his Master’s Degree in General Theology.
Richard has been attending Bloomingdale Alliance Church since he was 17 years old. He has grown in spiritual maturity at Bloomingdale. Over the years, Richard has served in various positions including Governing Board Member, Building Chairman, Youth Sponsor, Choir Member, Youth and Adult Bible Teacher, Elder, and Associate Pastor.
Richard's passion is seeing people grow in the Grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ by communicating the Goodness of God through His authoritative Word.
Richard is married to a beautiful wife, Kendra, and they have been blessed with four children. Karlee, Daniel, Brett and Jake are ages 22, 20, 15, and 11 respectively.
You may contact Pastor Richard at (912) 663-4935.
Julian Pace, Assistant Pastor - Julian earned his bachelor's degree in Music at Armstrong State University in 2013. He is currently in the midst of completeing a Master's of Arts in Biblical Studies at Piedmont International University. His current responsiblities include: leading our college ministry, coordinating our praise band, and assisting our senior pastor as needed. Julian is passionate about theology, heartfelt worship, and growing community within the body of Christ. Julian is married to the lovely Allison Pace and they have two young children, Gabriella and Josiah.
You may contact Pastor Julian at (912) 661-0216.
Solomon Smith, Worship Director - Solomon oversees and directs not only our worship services, but also our Adult Chancel Choir. He assits with the Children's Choir rehearsals and performances as well as our Creative Arts Ministries here at Bloomingdale Alliance Church.