The Playwright

Lyn Richardson was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. At the age of 15, her parents made the decision to move the family to Arizona, where she has resided for the past 34 years. She graduated from Moon Valley High School and attended Arizona State University for two years, before realizing she was not quite ready to pursue her college goal. Lyn then entered the workforce, got married and started her family. Through many ups and downs, Lyn eventually found her niche in customer service healthcare. She had a love for helping people, which she would eventually come to realize was her ministry. She started as a customer service representative and worked her way up to management positions. She was a customer service manager, client liaison, provider services manager and a contracting negotiator. Lyn stayed in the healthcare field for 16 years. 

Lyn was also very active in the local church. Her heart for worship soon led her to serve as a Worship Leader, as well as perform Christian comedy at church events. Lyn created the comedic, loveable character “Ms. Della”. She performed original song parodies within her church and eventually began to get bookings for other churches and events. She also created full plays for the church with this character. The church is where Lyn began to dive back into her childhood dream of writing plays. In 2009, Lyn decided to step outside of her comedic character and write her first full-length musical entitled “The Choir”. Although it was originally written to be performed in the church, the drama ministry dissolved and there she was with a play but no stage. With the help of a thespian friend, Lyn held a casting call and the show was performed to a sold-out crowd at the Arizona Broadway Theatre. After this inaugural show, Lyn knew without a doubt, what she was called to do. She took a giant leap of faith and left her well-paying corporate job to pursue ministry through the Arts full-time (which she continues to do to this day). Since then, Lyn has written, directed and produced eight major play productions. She also went back to college (Liberty University) and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Religion with an emphasis on Biblical and Theological Studies in 2016. 

Lyn created “Lyn Richardson Ministries/Creative Faith” (formally Comical Blessings) to bring customized faith-based entertainment to local events. She has established an expectation for audience members that come to the plays or request bookings. People know that it is always more than just a show and that ministry will be prominent. The shows are written with a comedic under-tone that soon turns into a powerful, life-changing message for all who attend. She was commissioned by the Arizona Black Theater Troupe to write a production for their 2013 theater schedule/season entitled “Tellin’ It on the Mountain”. Lyn’s most recent production, “Sex His Way”, has seen the most success as far as reach and impact. The one act version of this show was originally performed in 2011 at the Arizona Broadway Theatre. It was then selected by the National Black Theatre Festival for the Reader’s Theater of New Works in 2015. It was performed for the “Senior’s Week of Plays” at Alabama State University in 2016 and was selected by a Reader’s Theater (New Life Productions, LLC) in South Carolina in 2015 and 2016 for AIDS Awareness Month. Lyn continues to enhance the message of this production, writing and producing “Sex His Way 2”. She was nominated for an AriZoni Award in 2014 for her writing of “Tellin’ It on the Mountain”. She is also an award-winning comedian. 

In 2020, Lyn relocated to Albuquerque, NM. Lyn has four adult children, three granddaughters and one grandson. She was ordained as a Pastor in 2018 under the leadership of Vertical Church Phoenix. Lyn gives all glory to God for the things He has done in her life and ministry. With God, all things are possible. “Lyn Richardson Ministries” is committed to providing ministry and entertainment for the betterment of the world. We live in trying times and there is always room for encouragement, support and uplifting productions that will make an impact. THAT is her goal!