BJ Richardson was born in Utica NY in 1978 as the second of two kids. He was raised in Syracuse and Rochester and graduated from Central Bible College in 2000. For more than a dozen years BJ has had an eclectic mix of ministries and jobs including work with orphans, the mentally challenged, and as an intercultural advisor on a university campus. In late 2012 he found his true calling with the creation of The River Walk, a devotional blog that currently has over seventeen thousand followers and four hundred thousand views. Just before Easter in 2015 he moved to Istanbul where he now writes in the evenings after teaching kids during the day.
He is the author of the The River Walk, a Christian daily devotional that I and many others follow (highly recommended)!
If you would like to understand what is happening in Turkey from a Christian perspective I would strongly encourage you to read BJ’s posting: what-happened-to-turkey/ from his personal blog.
I would also ask for your prayers for BJ’s continued safety.