Called into the ministry in 1948 on December 14th, Apostle Richard D. Henton has become one of the most prolific speakers of our day. He was in ministry for sixty-six (66) years and a pastor for fifty-one (51) of those years. With an approximate membership of close to five thousand (5,000), Dr. Henton was also the founder of the R. D. Henton Breakthrough Ministries and the executive producer of the Breakthrough Telecast. This weekly program has aired on systems throughout the world such as The Word Network, The Total Living Network, WJYS/TV 62 and WEDE TV34 Detroit.
The R.D. Henton Breakthrough ministry has an extensive media library of well over 6,000 audio, video, CD and DVD’s, which are a vast extension of his outreach ministry that reaches the world.
Even though Dr. Henton was a faithful pastor, he was known to many as their “TV Evangelist” and has ministered at various conferences, convocations, conventions and mass meetings for many decades in several major cities throughout America. He has been the keynote speaker for many ministries: “The Promise Keepers”, Bishop T. D. Jakes, Azusa with Bishop Carlton Pearson, Morris Cerrullo, Bishop O. T. Jones, Sr., Rev. R.W. Shambach, and The late Bishop Gilbert E. Patterson, Bishop Charles Blake, Moore House, Church of God In Christ AIM Convention and many others.
Dr. Henton has held special services in the city where he was born and raised and still lives (Chicago) with turn-away crowds after 10,000 seats were filled at the U.I.C. Pavilion.
Dr. Henton has three Doctorate of Divinity degrees and has been the recipient of numerous certificates of merit, letters from the presidents, given key to many cities by their mayors, and honored by congressman and dignitaries alike. He was the recipient of two very special awards in Chicago. (N’Digo Foundation Recipient of N’Faith Award) and (Former Mayor Richard M. Daley presented Him the Luminary Senior Citizen Hall of Faith Award).
He's the author of several books, "I Command You To Live", "Christian Warfare", "God's Chosen Children of Destiny", "God's Masterpiece", "Armed For Spiritual Warfare", and his latest book "The Experience, Episode and Encounter of The Holy Ghost."
On Thursday, October 22, 2015 Dr. Richard D. Henton made his transition. He is truly missed by many.