Title: Youth Minister
Church/Ministry: Gun Lake Community Church
Gun Lake Community Church
Gun Lake Community Church Student Ministries exists to meet students where they are at and journey with them towards a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. We will accomplish this by REACHING non-believing students, CONNECTING them with other Christians, helping them to GROW in their faith and to challenge the growing to DISCOVER thier ministry and HONOR God with their lives.
Youth Director at Ferry Memorial Reformed Church in Montague, Michigan from 1997-2002. Junior/Senior High Pastor at Gun Lake Community Church in Wayland, Michigan from 2002-present.
Graduated with a Bachelorís Degree in Business Administration from Mount St. Clare College (now Franciscan University) in 1996. Also attended Grand Valley State University from 1991-1993.
Randy married Becky in August of 1999 and they have a daughter, Leah, who was born in September of 2001 and two big dogs.
Computers - have a business called Bennettís Bytes (in my spare time). Basketball Woodworking
Books that have had an impact
The Emerging Church Roaring Lambs, Bob Briner Wild at Heart, John Eldredge Purpose Driven Youth Ministry, Doug Fields
What my parents think of my sermons
My mother would never miss one of my sermons, if she could help it. There have been times that I didnít tell her that I would be preaching and somehow she finds out and shows up to hear the sermon!
What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons
hmmm.. I wish I knew the answer to this one...
Comment to those looking at my sermons
Most of my sermons are somewhere half-way between and outline and a full text. I canít write a full text of what I am going to say - I feel that I need to leave room for the Holy Spirit to work during the message.