Oconee River Church
2370 Hog Mountain Road, Watkinsville, Georgia 30677
Pastor G. Richard Hoard
Pastor Hoard is a 1985 graduate of Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky where he received the Master of Divinity degree and the Seminary’s annual preaching award.
He is author of three books. His most recent novel, Through Fear of Death, is a story of how good people rise and fall - and then rise again. He is also the author of the memoir Alone Among the Living and the novel The Race Before Us. His books can be purchased at CSePub and Amazon. He and his wife Candise have been married for 39 years and have three grown children and three grandchildren.
Pastor Hoard is also a chaplain with United Hospice of Athens and a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. His hobby is dramatic performance, and he occasionally appears in local theater productions, most recently as Uncle Drosselmeyer in The Nutcracker, a Studio Dance Academy production. He has also played Daddy Warbucks in Annie and Professor Marvel/Oz in The Wizard of Oz, both Oconee Youth Playhouse productions.