Dr. Richard W. Peterson is currently serving as the Senior Pastor to the Raleigh SDA Church. His wife Beth E. Peterson has served beside him throughout his career. They have two grown children Sarah and Justin. For 30 plus years, Dr. Richard W. Peterson has served in the Illinois, Texas, and Carolina Conferences of Seventh-Day Adventist. During his career as a pastor, Dr. Richard W. Peterson achieved the accomplishment of obtaining his Doctorate of Ministry degree with a focus in small groups and their relationship to the church. His passion which still remains true is to preach the truth to others, and to bring more people to follow the Savior.