Dr. Susan Richards is a prominent and highly credentialed medical doctor as well as an ordained Christian minister with a heart for healing and a love for God and her fellow human beings.
At God’s urging, Dr. Richards was led to found the first medical ministry dedicated to God’s supernatural healing of the sick in the United States. Her love for God and love and compassion for everyone who is suffering from physical, mental and emotional illness caused her to embark on a major change in her life and career.
Dr. Richards’ Career as a Medical Doctor
Dr. Susan Richards has enjoyed great success as a highly credentialed medical doctor. She received her medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (as Dr. Susan Lark) and she has medical specialties in family medicine and integrative medicine. She has served on the clinical faculty of Stanford University School of Medicine and taught in Stanford’s Division of Family and Community Medicine. Dr. Richards currently does prayer and healing ministry at Stanford University.
Dr. Richards is a best-selling author with sales of over two million books. She is also an innovative product developer and medical consultant and spokesperson to many major corporations including the Kellogg Company, the Gillette Company (brand of Proctor and Gamble) and Weider Nutrition International and many others. Her groundbreaking work in the field of integrative medicine has been discussed in hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles as well as many radio programs and national and local television shows.
Dr. Richards’ Mission is to Bring the Healing Power of God to Millions of People
Yet, God spoke to her heart and showed her that His power and love could bring healing to millions of people who were needlessly suffering from medical illness. God inspired her to develop a medical ministry devoted to God’s healing love and power and healing the sick with prayer. Dr. Richards is uniquely gifted by God to found a medical healing ministry. With medical specialties in family medicine and integrative medicine, she is also an ordained minister focusing on restoring people to health and wellness through the supernatural healing power of God and the Holy Spirit.
As she began to see the healing hand of God creating healing miracles on patients that she prayed for, she committed her life to serving God and her fellow human beings. Dr. Richards mission is to bring God’s healing power and love to many millions of people through prayer so that they can attain the health, energy, strength and wellness that they were created by God to enjoy. She wants to help build faith and trust in God’s supernatural healing power and to encourage people to depend on God’s healing, love and compassion for recovery from difficult to treat illnesses.
Dealing with the disease and illness is one of the most important issues that affect most people’s lives. Disease wrecks havoc on one’s quality of life, the ability to function in the home and workplace and can ravage one’s finances. Yet, the medical field is very limited in its ability to effect true healing for many health problems. Through the healing presence of God, however, nothing is impossible and all health issues can be healed.
She Developed a Spirit of Love and Compassion as a Medical Doctor-in-Training
Dr. Richards developed a spirit of compassion and love for her fellow human beings, even during her early years of medical training. While doctors are trained to be cool and reserved and objective about illness and their patients, Dr. Richards developed warm and caring relationships with the patients that she worked with as a doctor-in-training.
She would hug her patients, sit at their bedsides and talk to them and find out how they felt about their lives and health challenges. She got to know closely many of her patients and their families. Responding to her warmth and compassion, patients felt cared about. They would “adopt” her and their families would bring her homemade meals and special treats, even as a medical student.
Dr. Richards Begins Her Medical Ministry of Healing Through God and The Holy Spirit
After completing her medical training, Dr. Richards had a very successful and busy medical practice, specializing in family medicine. She became discouraged, however, by how limited the medical field was in being able to create recovery for many illnesses. Both drugs and medications were fraught with dangerous side-effects and could rarely actually cure patients from disabling diseases. At best, they could only reduce the progression of the symptoms for many illnesses.
She began to look at the medical research on the healing power of prayer and was deeply impressed by the studies and testimonies that spoke to the importance of having a relationship with God to affect healing. She also studied the works and lives of gifted Christian healers and was fascinated by their testimonies of supernatural miracle headings as they prayed for the sick. As she became more and more interested in God’s healing power, Dr. Richards found that God was speaking to her heart and moving her from the medical field to the frontline of creating a medical ministry of supernatural healing.
Praying for Critically Ill Patients in the Hospital ICU’s
Dr. Richards was initially inspired to became an ordained minister because she wanted to do prayer ministry and heal the sick through God love and power. Shortly thereafter, six years ago, Dr. Richards felt very strongly called by God to begin praying for healing of critically ill patients in the hospitals. While still doing a primarily medical career, Dr. Richards began to do hospital based ministry several days a week, visiting the sick and praying for their healing.
She was deeply moved and inspired right from the beginning as she saw the hand of God create many wonderful miracle healings of patients suffering from virtually every type of illness. She prays for and brings love and compassion to patients whose doctors tell them that they have no or very limited hope of recovery. Dr. Richards has seen God regularly answer prayers for healing by stepping in the gap with these medically hopeless cases. God is truly their only hope and option for healing.
In Dr. Richards’ own words, “I have done ministry in the ICU’s, critical care and rehabilitation units of hospitals in our community several times a week bringing love, prayer and the healing of God and Jesus Christ to seriously ill patients. I also do home visits for people in need of prayer for a wide variety of health issues.
I have worked with the most difficult cases- people suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, crush injuries, falling off roofs, 3rd degree burns from arson, spinal cord strokes, quadriplegics, autoimmune diseases, chronic pain, patients with morbid obesity who are in lung failure, multiple organ system failures, heart disease, kidney and liver failure, addictions, deafness and blindness – patients who the critical care doctors often say are totally hopeless and have only a limited chance of recovery.
Each time I go to the hospital or do home visits with people suffering from illness, I am incredibly touched and moved by being in the direct presence of God and seeing His amazing love and healing miracles for so many patients. I have seen recovery from so many serious illnesses; paralyzed patients walking again, the blind can see and the deaf can hear.
I have also witnessed patients who have sustained very serious injuries and illnesses who were atheists or nonbelievers, before their illnesses and subsequent miraculous recoveries, often come to God. They said that Jesus had completely transformed their lives and touched their hearts. Many have said that they wanted to devote their life to God and inspire others after receiving such miraculous healings.
Dr. Richards Founded The First Medical Ministry in the United States
Several years ago, she was called by God to expand her work on behalf of the sick and dying and founded the first medical ministry in the United States. With God’s blessings on the project, her medical ministry has been growing and expanding very rapidly. Dr. Richards began to post inspirational and spiritual posts on Facebook as well as prayer offerings several years ago. Her Facebook ministry page began with 10 followers and took off immediately and already has over 1,140,000 followers and friends. Her Facebook posts have reached millions of people because they are shared so often. Her medical ministry also receives nearly 30,000 prayer requests for healing each week, or 1,500,000 prayer requests each year, which are prayed for by their devoted prayer team.
She continues to be on the frontline of healing doing hospital and home healing ministry as well as a prayer and healing ministry at Stanford University. Dr. Richards has been deeply inspired in her ministry work by seeing so many incredible healing miracles of God.
The First Medical School of Healing Training Program
God is currently guiding Dr. Richards to develop two groundbreaking medical ministry projects to bring His healing to many millions of people. God has given Dr. Richards a mission to develop the first Medical School of Healing Training Program in the United States. Her program will equip students from every background to become exceptional healers who experience supernatural miracle healings from God while praying for the sick. The goal of the program is to train many healers to walk in the love and power of God while ministering to the sick and enable them to see healing miracles on a constant basis. She has also seen people’s lives totally transformed and blessed by God in every area through her ministry.
This is the first healing ministry program in the U.S. to combine training in God’s intricate design of the human body along with our exceptional ministry classes. Our healing ministry training program will equip students to become incredible healers who experience supernatural miracle healings from God while praying for the sick and seeing lives transformed in the Spirit.
The program will provide the students with medical knowledge of the structure and function of the human body as well as the causes, presentation and treatment of many illnesses. This has been designed just for healers and is taught by highly credentialed and Spirit-filled medical doctors and other medical professionals and will enable our students to be more effective in their healing ministry. Students will also receive training in natural health so that they can support people recovering from illness in following a healthy lifestyle to better maintain their health and wellness.
In addition, our students will study many Spirit-based healing techniques including healing prayer, foundation of supernatural, healing miracles of the sick and injured and healing through the Holy Spirit as well as many other beneficial and exciting classes. They will be equipped to help promote healing of illness and injuries through the power and love of God. Finally, we offer a series of very beneficial classes to help “heal the healers” so that our graduates go out into the community as healers who are physically strong and healthy and emotionally grounded in their identity in Christ. This will enable them to best impart loving, joy-filled and very effective healing to the sick and injured as well as see lives transformed and blessed by God.
The school program welcomes everyone, no matter your background, and will begin classes in mid-April 2016. The program is very flexible and students can take the certification requirements and receive ordination and certification in Healing Ministry or simply take classes that they are interested in. You can either take one or a few classes of your choice or complete the entire program. Classes are available through classroom learning, live stream or video learning, depending on your needs.
This incredible program will transform your life and strengthen your relationship with God whether your goal is to minister to the sick or apply the incredible resources from the program to your career of choice and in every area of your life, you will be blessed by our program.
The First Christian Based Healing and Community Centers inspired by the love, joy and healing presence of God
Dr. Richards is also developing a series of Christian based healing and community centers throughout the United States that will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide healing prayer to everyone in need of physical, mental or emotional healing. They will be a place that you can go for prayer, healing, worship and spiritual support anytime of the day or night.
The centers will be open to everyone in the community and will provide an ideal place to get away for spiritual renewal and refreshment in our busy and ever changing world. The centers will provide a healing environment of love, joy and peace for all who come there for help or to enjoy a Spirit-filled environment, personal growth and our many exciting community activities.
Anyone in need of physical, mental or emotional healing will be able to visit the healing rooms and be prayed over by loving and compassionate medically and spiritually trained prayer teams. The centers will be open to members of the community of all ages, ethnic, economic and faith backgrounds.
The centers will provide spiritual support and renewal through daily spiritual services, renewing of the mind and quiet rooms for prayer and meditation. They will also provide great, enjoyable opportunities for fellowship with family, friends and make new friends and enjoy a wide variety of uplifting, fun and exciting activities.
We will be sponsoring evenings of shared meals, cafe and coffee shops, workshops, classes and support groups for personal and career development, worship nights, art, music, dance events and more. The goal of the centers is to support all of our visitors to enjoy a vibrant, successful and joy filled life in their walk with God.