More Deets: Who Is Suspected Stabbing Dad Pastor Firestarter Matthew Lee Richards?!?

To his credit . . . He didn't kill anybody despite an ALLEGED rampage that sparked fear throughout the Golden Ghetto this weekend. 

Right now . . . Here's a brief sketch of the dude . . .

Richards is a children’s pastor at Crossroads Christian Church in Shawnee, according to Kurt Witten, a senior pastor, who commented in a Facebook post Saturday regarding the incident. Witten could not immediately be reached for comment Monday.

According to his bio on the church website, Richards and his family have been members of Crossroads since August 2016. The church website says he and his wife, Stephanie, are parents to four boys and a girl.

“He and his family have three rules: 1. Love God. 2. Love People. 3. Love Sports (especially the Jayhawks and Sporting KC),” the bio reads.

The church did remove Richards from their “our team” page, where he was listed as recently as August 2022, according to internet archives.

Richards also reportedly works as a teacher in Lenexa.

However, when contacted Monday morning, Christ Preparatory Academy in Lenexa declined to comment on the situation or confirm that Richards worked for them. His profile appears to have been taken down from the school website.

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