For 30 years Dick Hardy served as Chief Operating Officer and Administrative Pastor at First Assembly in Des Moines, Iowa and James River Assembly in Ozark, Missouri. These churches under the leadership of John Palmer and John Lindell served as the staging grounds for Dick’s ministry in leading and equipping pastors to be all they can be. He later served as Vice President for College Advancement to Wayne Benson at Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri. An ordained minister, he founded The Hardy Group in 2007 serving pastors and churches in the area of Growth Consulting. All Things Church is its theme, dealing with the stuff that keeps pastors up at night. In partnership with his son, Jonathan, he rebranded The Hardy Group into Leaders.Church in 2017, placing it strategically in digital resourcing of pastors. He and his wife, Pat, live in Springfield, Missouri and are the proud parents of two married children, Jonathan and Erin. They have been blessed with six grandchildren.