Professor of Theology
Part Time
Degrees: 
B.C.E. (1959), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; B.A. (1965), Ambassador University; M.A. (1977), Stephen F. Austin State University.
Subject Matter: 
Speech Communication, Theology

Richard F. Ames is a member of the LU Board of Regents. From 1967-77 he taught theology, speech and broadcasting at the Ambassador University campus in Big Sandy, Texas. From 1980-90, he served as Director of Admissions at the Ambassador University campus in Pasadena, California, where he also taught courses in theology and communications and served as Registrar (1988-90). Ordained as a minister of Jesus Christ in 1965 and as an evangelist in 1984, he has pastored congregations in seven U.S. states, and since 1986 has presented hundreds of Bible-based religious telecasts to millions of viewers watching The World Tomorrow, The World Ahead and Tomorrow's World. He currently serves as Director of Media Operations and Treasurer for the Living Church of God. Originally trained as an engineer, he completed a year-long Yale University graduate course in traffic and transportation engineering, and served as a transportation engineer at the Southeastern Virginia Regional Planning Commission in Norfolk, Virginia, before entering Ambassador University in 1962.