Fr. Larry Richards

Founder and President
The Reason for our Hope Foundation

Fr. Larry Richards has been a priest since 1989 for the Diocese of Erie, Pennsylvania, and he currently serves as the pastor of St. Joseph Church/Bread of Life Community in Erie. In 2004, Fr. Larry founded The Reason For Our Hope Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to spreading the good news by educating others about Jesus Christ and the Catholic faith through CDs, DVDs and books. He is the author of “Be a Man! Becoming the Man God Created You to Be,” a #1 best-seller for Ignatius Press, having sold more than 100,000 copies. He also has a second book called “Surrender! The Life-Changing Power of Doing God’s Will,” published by Our Sunday Visitor, which has sold more than 40,000 copies. Fr. Larry released a Catholic Men’s Bible, NABRE, with Our Sunday Visitor in 2014, and also a Scripture Devotional Calendar entitled “No Bible, No Breakfast! No Bible, No Bed!” Hehosts the EWTN radio show called “The Reason For Our Hope” and a live EWTN radio show called “Open Line.” Fr. Larry also hosts a radio show called “Changed Forever with Father Larry Richards” that can be heard nationwide on Relevant Radio.