"I am among you as one who serves" (Luke 22:27 NLT)
Dr. Caesar Roland Richburg is a native of Sumter, S.C. Since November 2016, he has served as the Senior Pastor of Bethel AME Church in Columbia, SC. Other pastoral appointments include: Williams Chapel AME Church in Orangeburg, S.C. for ten years; Allen Temple AME Church, Greenville, S.C. for eighteen years; Benton Avenue AME Church, Springfield, Missouri; Friendship AME Church, Summerton, S.C. and Mount Lebanon AME Church, Due West, S.C.
Dr. Richburg earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and biology from Claflin University, Orangeburg, S.C.; a Masters Degree in Administration, University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri; a Masters of Divinity Degree in Theology, Saint Paul School of Theology, Kansas City, Missouri and a Doctor of Ministry Degree, Hood Theological Seminary, Salisbury, N.C.
Dr. Richburg's ministry spans over forty years of innovative leadership at each pastoral appointment. At Bethel AME Church, Dr. Richburg is engaging in progressive, cutting-edge ministry within and beyond the walls of the local church. Dr. Richburg serves as Dean of the Seventh Episcopal District (South Carolina) Board of Examiners; serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Allen University, Columbia, S.C.; and numerous other community/civic boards.
Dr. Richburg is married to Ella Gadsden Richburg, a teacher in Orangeburg Consolidated School District 5. They have three daughters and three sons-in-law: Felicia Sellers (Calvin) a teacher; Kendra Blanton (Kevin), a dentist; and Tiffany (Emanuel), a physician. They are also the proud grandparents of Peyton Richburg Sellers.