Help the Bowling Family Get to RVA!

Contribute to the relocation of the Worship Arts Pastor


Moving a large family from Texas to Virginia is a big move! We're excited that Richard, Lisa, and their children are coming to be a part of our church family.

If you would like to contribute to defray the cost of relocating the Worship Arts Pastor and his family, please tap the button below.

We ask that this be in addition to your tithe. 


God has done amazing things among us! He is a good God who is always doing a new thing!


As we step into a new year, a new beginning, we are in great anticipation of what He has in store for Gayton and those we serve.


To that end, it is our pleasure to share with you that the Worship Arts Pastor Search Committee, in dedication and prayer, is recommending Richard Bowling for the position of Worship Arts Pastor.




Richard is a humble, talented, and gifted artist who will bring to us leadership and creativity as he joins me (Pastor Mike), the staff team, and all of you to lead meaningful and passionate worship experiences at Gayton.


As a native of Santa Fe, Texas, Richard began his formal education attending Dick Grove’s School of Music in Studio City, California where he studied arranging and composing, with an emphasis in film scoring.


For nearly 25 years, Richard has been involved with full-time church ministry, and has successfully and creatively led worship through developing creative and technical teams.


Richard’s giftedness expands from directing music rehearsals for vocals and rhythm sections, to leading a full symphony orchestra.


He has also written and directed theatrical productions, produced television broadcasts, and built media teams that reach the hearts of multi-generational audiences.


Richard has been responsible for every element of a worship service that congregations can hear and see, as well as stage productions. As you will see from Richard’s resume, he has experience in overseeing the entire process of bringing about creative and inspiring worship experiences that go above and beyond.




You can learn more about Richard by clicking on the following link to his resume.




Richard has accepted the call to Gayton as Worship Arts Pastor! Pastor Mike and Richard are working on details of next steps and start date. If you would like to contribute to helping the Bowling family relocation, please see the info at the top of this page.