Richard Summers came to First Baptist Church in June of 2002. He is a native of Paducah, Kentucky and a graduate of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Georgetown College. He and his wife, Lois, have two grown children, Stephen (wife, Claudia) and Jenni (husband, Jeremy Shannon) and four grandchildren, Hannah Grace Summers, Crosley Lane Shannon, Asher Keith Shannon and Henry David Shannon.  

He served churches in Dry Ridge, Kentucky and Greenville, Kentucky before coming to Frankfort. Richard enjoys spending time with his family, flying, woodworking, and reading.