Travis Southern is the Senior Pastor of Richland Baptist Church, Richland, Wash. He attended the University of Oklahoma with degrees in Chemistry and Business. While attending the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, he served as pastor of Newton Springs Baptist Church in Fordsville, Ky., and later served as pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Purcell, Okla. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Applied Theology (Preaching) at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife Mandy have three children.