Rev. Bernard Richardson was born on October 25, 1958 to Mamie Lee Richardson and Percy Richardson. He married his wife Cecilia Niketa Richardson on August 19, 1978. Together they have three children: Amy Marie Silver, Melissa Gail Richardson and Joshua Bernard (B.J.) Richardson. He and his wife have eleven beautiful grandchildren and one beautiful great-grandchild. He previously served on tribal council back in the early 1990s.
He began his career at Abbott Laboratories in 1978, now Pfizer, for 40 years. Rev. Bernard has been in the ministry for 18 years.