Dr. Richard (Ric) Routh has been a serious disciple of Jesus Christ for almost half a century. He is a Greek scholar and Bible translator (from Greek to English). As a leader in his church, he is a teacher of the word of God to his congregation. He is an author of Christian books and literature. Among them is a daily devotional from the Gospel of Luke titled: Respectable People Don't Get Into Heaven.

Ric is also an executive business coach and a member of the b4worldview senior leadership team. He and his wife, Edie, make their home on a cattle ranch in the mountains of western North Carolina. They have raised five children and currently have five grandchildren.

Ric graduated in 1978 from the United States Military Academy (West Point) and was an Army officer for ten years. He has a master’s degrees in Management, a master’s degree Computer Systems, and a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence.