Rechard Larkin is a Pastor, Educator, Author, Coach, and Executive who enjoys serving his local community, the youth in general, and the body of Christ. Currently working on his sophomore and third publications, he has authored What Do I Do Next? 10 Steps To Becoming Who God Created You To Be: A guide to experiencing life at the top of your game in your relationships.
Can you tell everyone, who is Rechard Larkin?
Rechard Larkin is a regular dude who loves God and loves God’s people. He enjoys laughing and making others laugh. In addition, he is a Pastor, Educator, Author, Coach, and Executive who serves pastors, lay members, and business leaders by helping them to add value to their communities by Writing, Witnessing, Working, and Winning with the right book. His ultimate goal is to help 1,000,000 men, women, and families to improve their personal relationships with God as well as their relationships with their fellow man.
Being a Pastor, Educator, Author, Coach, and Executive. How do you feel your faith ties into your work?
My faith is a big part of who I am. It is a big part of what I do. It helps me to strive everyday to be a quality man who engages and interacts with people in a quality way, making a quality impact. Whether in my role as Pastor or some other, my faith in God connects to my work in that it requires that I treat people right. I am big on relationships and I am big on people. I am not able to disassociate from this trait and leave it outside of the rooms I enter in. So, each role that I serve has as its core treating people in the most appropriate manner to yield the most appropriate results which I believe is my reasonable service.
You are currently working on your sophomore and third publication, What Do I Do Next? 10 Steps To Becoming Who God Created You To Be: A guide to experiencing life at the top of your game in your relationships. Can you tell us a bit about it?
Absolutely! This book was born after the unexpected death of my mom in 2015, which rubbed raw the scab of emotions covering the premature and unexpected death of my newborn son in 2003. I believe, we can experience so much in life that our minds become clouded with the residue of stress and emotions, deadlines and duties, sadness and sorrow until we become stagnated and stuck. This book, however, is a guide to moving beyond those places and discovering who you are. Its purpose is to cause you to intentionally think about the important next steps to improving your relationships with God, yourself, and your fellow man, by answering the question, “What Do I Do, Next?”. Thus, each chapter title contained in the book is an appropriate answer and response to the question. Some of the tips that you will learn include How to Seek the Kingdom of God, How to Let Love Lead The Way, How to Cultivate Your Faith, How to Transform Your Thinking, and more! This book helped me move to the next steps needed for me to get beyond where I was to become a better husband and father and ALL God created me to be. I am convinced that this book will be an answer for so many others as well.
You believe in being part of your community, how do you feel your influence and help your community?
Community is huge for me. And the vision for our ministry places emphasis on local impact. With that in mind, I believe the best way to use my personal influence is to create opportunities for other people that affect their character and behavior choices in such a way it helps them find and develop their God-given talents and gifts. Influence with man often results from favor with God. When you help others reach their potential, you are also helping to fulfill
God’s purposes for their lives. My ultimate objective is to help 1,000,000 men, women, and families to improve their personal relationship with God as well as their relationships with their fellow man. Whether out front or behind the scenes, this improvement starts with the local community; and then spreads beyond.
Can you tell us about how you are aiding incarcerated male offenders and what you would like to see them gain from it?
Working with the incarcerated male offender population at Hancock State Prison has been a rewarding vocation for me. I currently serve in the role of Chaplain where I provide pastoral care to a multi-religious and culturally diverse group of people. This aligns with my life’s mission of helping men, women, and families to become who they were created to be. You see, if you impact the man, then you impact everything that is connected to the man — his wife, his children, his community, etc. As Chaplain, I am a HOPE pusher. But, not with a moniker of religion, but a hope of what the promise of authentic transformation could bring. It is my hope that these incarcerated men understand that their past does not have to define their future and that true transformation does not begin with their release. I remind them that they don’t have to remain the same individual they were when they entered the system. They in fact can change. I encourage them to become better fathers, husbands, sons, and friends, and to do so now (not when they are up for parole).
Do you feel being a father has helped mold you to become the person you are today?
Fatherhood is one of the greatest blessings I enjoy. In fact, it was probably the single most important catalyst for change in my life. Because it was at the discovery that I was about to be a dad that I knew changes and adjustments to the trajectory of my life needed to be made. I experienced firsthand what it was like growing up without a father in the home; and, I didn’t want the same for my child(ren). So, Yes; fatherhood has impacted and helped shape me into the man that I am today.
What would you like our viewers to gain from this interview?
I would like for your viewers to gain a better understanding that the key to experiencing life at the top of your game in your relationships is centered around operating at your full potential and being who you were created to be. In addition, as they look for speakers to share at their conferences and future events, they consider the potential impact we may have on their attendees as an option for speakers.
How can people connect with you to learn more?
People can connect with me and engage more at connectwithme.rechardlarkin.com and on social media platforms (rechardlarkin).