Randy was born in Huntington, West Virgina. He received his Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth Texas in 1975, and his Doctor of Ministry from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in Mill Valley, California in 1983. He has worked for forty years in ministry, from a Student Director, Special Ministries, Interim Pastor, Executive Pastor, and Consultant/Trainer for Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Randy is also a professional sailor and is a Coast Guard Licensed Master Captain. He also enjoys painting and writing. Randy has been married to Patricia for over 49 years. They have two sons, David and Daniel, a granddaughter, Chloe, and a grandson, Samuel.