Our Staff


Senior Pastor, Richard Collins

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. In 2007, he received his Master’s degree in Theology while he worked full time in his father’s cabinet business.

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 his beautiful wife, Kendra. They have been blessed with four children: Karlee, Daniel, Brett and Jake; son-in-law, Zach; and granddaughter,Lydia. 

Feel free to contact Pastor Richard at (912) 663-4935.


Assistant Pastor, Julian Pace

Julian earned his Bachelor of Arts in Music at Armstrong Atlantic State University in 2013. He also earned a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies from Piedmont International University in 2018. His current responsibilities 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 reach Pastor Julian at 912-661-0216


Music Director, Solomon Smith

Solomon oversees and directs not only our worship services, but also our Adult Chancel Choir; He assists with the Children's Choir rehearsals and performances as well as our Creative Arts Ministries here at Bloomingdale Alliance Church.