The pastor of Faith Temple Church in Independence was diagnosed in July with aggressive brain cancer, gioblastoma.

Pastor Timothy Richardson has undergone surgery and is having treatment that includes radiation and chemotherapy.

Church members are planning a drive-thru fundraiser at the church, 11605 Fontana Lane, on Oct. 31 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Donations can also be made via GoFundMe Timothy Richardson benefit fund or at any Whitney Hancock Bank.

The assistant pastor is leading church services that are being live streamed due to the pandemic, but member Kathleen Downs said Pastor Richardson appeared in a recent live stream.

His wife recently had breast cancer.

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