Mr. Richard Hovater
Department Faculty
Discipline Theology, Church History

Mr. Richard Hovater

Vice President of Finance

Teaching since: 2016


  • B.S. in Business Administration, Appalachian State University
  • Master of Divinity, Southeastern Baptist Theological Studies
  • Th.M., Southeastern Baptist Theological Studies
  • Ph.D. in Theological Studies, Southeastern Baptist Theological Studies (in progress)


  • Discipleship Group Leader, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2011–2013
  • North Wake Church Student Ministry, 2011–2013
  • Student Pastor, Red Bud Baptist Church, Castalia, NC, 2013–2019
  • Next-Gen Pastor, Antioch Baptist Church, Middlesex, NC, 2020–


  • Manager, C&L Logistics, 2016–2020
  • Vice President of Finance, CCBS, 2021–
  • Professor, CCBS, 2016–
  • Program Director for Bible & Theology, CCBS, 2022–


  • Richard enjoys spending time reading and running. He also enjoys traveling to various states and countries and learning about local culture. Richard has a wife and two children, and they love to go outdoors to find the next adventure!