Richard and Phyllis Coss were both hardcore criminals for many years until the love of Jesus changed their lives. They both spent many years of their lives on the path to destruction, locked up behind bars. Richard's life started spiraling out of control at the age of nine. He spent most of his childhood in reform schools and rehabilitation centers and eventually ended up in prison. By the time he was 25, he had spent 10 years locked up behind bars, including 3 trips to prison. He gave his life to Christ March 16, 1969 while serving what would be his last sentence in El Reno Federal Reformatory in Oklahoma. He received a Presidential Pardon from Gerald R. Ford in 1975 and has been an Evangelist for over 32 years.
Since that time, Richard has been traveling the United States speaking in prisons, jails, churches and schools spreading the word of Christ to others. You won't believe the story of how Jesus changed Richard’s life. Richards book, Wanted, can be found in many prison cells across the United States and serves as an inspiration to men and women whose lives seem hopeless. If you would like to order a copy or have one sent to your incarcerated loved one, please contact us. There will be no charge for books sent to prisoners. We Look Forward To Helping You!
President Gerald R. Ford On December 23, 1975, President Gerald Ford, extended to Richard Coss, a full presidential pardon.
"OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBINGS"
Colton Wade Smith and Chase Dalton Smith
On April 19,1995, two of Richard's grandchildren, his daughter Edye's children, Chase and Colton Smith, were killed in the Oklahoma City bombing. While his family continues to grieve, they have not let this act of terrorism affect their love for Christ or each other. Read more about this remarkable and inspirational story in Richard's book Wanted
Phyllis and I with our kids a few years ago.
L-R: Danny, Edye, Richard, Phyllis, Kim, and Pam
Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial April 19, 2014 There was an amazing turn out from hundreds of bikers for this memorial in honor of the OKC Bombing and the families affected by it.