Meet Ka Richards
Ka is married to her best friend, Jahill. She is a mother of five amazing children, and a grandmother of three. As a Hmong-American daughter of refugees, Ka grew up in an impoverished multiracial and multicultural context. She and Jahill currently minister in a predominantly black neighborhood in Shreveport, LA where Jahill is the pastor at Springs of Grace. They are passionate about loving the poor and bringing the gospel into marginalized areas.
Ka is also a Charles Simeon Trust Instructor and teaches Bible exposition workshops across the country. She is also currently pursuing an M.Div at Meachum at NAIITS.
Ka brings so much to our staff and the students at our school. Her unique perspective, her experience with teaching, as well as living and ministering in communities of need is an invaluable addition to us here at Eternity.
And unless you thought that was it, Ka has contributed to a book that was recently released called, Voices of Lament: Reflections on Brokenness and Hope in a World Longing for Justice. Ka was recently interviewed alongside other contributors on Comment Magazine’s podcast, The Whole Person Revolution, and the book was also enthusiastically endorsed by author Mark Charles on a recent episode of his podcast here.
We encourage you to check out Voices of Lament now!
Director of Partnerships
“Voices of Lament, inspired by Psalm 37, is a powerful collection of reflections from 29 Christian Women of Color on themes of injustice, heartache, and deep suffering. Our essays, prayers, poems, and liturgies lay bare the experiences of the oppressed, as well as draw others into a deeper intimacy with God and into a greater understanding of each other. There are also historical profiles at the end of each essay from our ethnic backgrounds—all of which embody the Psalm 37 theme. My prayer is that God would use the stories in this book to bring hope to the hopeless, encouragement to the discouraged, and compassion where there’s been complicity and silence. If you read this slowly, with humility, I believe you will walk away better informed on how to love your neighbor (Mark 12:28-31).”