(1909–2001) was an evangelical Romanian minister who led a vigorous Underground
ministry to his people enslaved by Communists between 1945 and 1966. During
that period, he spent a total of fourteen years in prison, three of which were
in solitary confinement. After his release, Richard wrote eighteen books in
English and others in Romanian, some of which have been translated into
thirty-eight different languages. His most well-known book is Tortured for Christ. He received
numerous honors and citations during his lifetime for his work and ministry.