Senior Vice President of University Relations
Fellow students in the Lubbock Christian University class of 1969 chose John King to be their student body president during their senior year at LCU. His love for people and his ability to gather a group to accomplish a goal have been evidenced in the growing numbers of campers in the LCU Summer Camps and in the recent land exchange between the US Forest Service and Pine Springs Camp, adding significant value to the camp's assets. He also supervised the recent, successful completion of a $32 million financial campaign for the university.
After John graduated from LCU, he went on to Harding to get his bachelor's degree and then came back to work at LCU and has been here since that time, serving in a variety of roles: Director of Admissions, Director of Alumni, and Director of Development. John now serves as the VP of University Advancement.
The King Family - John and his wife, Elaine ('70) along with their children, Jon King ('00) and Jennifer Kessler ('01) - have been key to the ongoing progress and success of Pine Springs Camp, which became an auxiliary endeavor of the university in 1999. The Camp celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2010.
Assistant Vice President of University Advancement
After receiving his bachelor’s degree in Management at Sul Ross State University, Raymond Richardson began a 12 year career in banking with City Bank in Lubbock. He started as a teller and worked his way up to Vice President of Human Resources and Operations, the role he served when he left to begin a career with Lubbock Christian University.
He came to LCU as the Senior Director of Development for the LCU Foundation and Executive Director for a leadership center. In his time working with the LCU Foundation, Raymond demonstrated strong leadership skills, a deep understanding of LCU’s mission, and an ability to help others grasp the vision for LCU’s future.
In his current appointment as Vice President for University Advancement he oversees the staff and operations of the University Advancement and Alumni Relations Offices. He knows LCU is blessed with alumni, friends, and supporters who believe in a faith-based higher education and his goals are to build upon existing relationships, prayerfully considering and prioritizing new opportunities to grow student-focused initiatives, and stewarding resources to advance the University.
In 2012, Raymond decided to expand his leadership skills and pursue a Master's of Science in Leadership at LCU.
Raymond is married to Laci, who owns P31 Fitness franchises in Lubbock and the surrounding area and serves as the strength and conditioning coach for the women's LCU basketball team. They have two kids, Leah and Ryan, who both attend Lubbock Christian School.