Jessie is the “sugar and spice,” sweetening the partnership with gentle strength, compassion, organization, and great work ethics! Together they’re the perfect lead for a caffeinated group of teens and teen workers!
Randy grew up as a streetwise kid in Houston. A life filled with drugs and violence and crime, fear and loneliness and childhood insomnia – it was a wild ride – with a group of wild friends! One of the most significant moments of life for Randy came when he was just sixteen years old. He needed a job and one of his friends got him hired at the place where he worked, Chick-fil-A, a Christian based company! The people there impressed Randy immediately. They cared about him, cared about what happened to him, cared about what he did, they accepted him just like he was! But he still had his “boys.” A storm was coming.
One day one of the locals came at him to fight. Randy pulled a gun from his pocket and put the barrel on the guys forehead. Frozen in his tracks the guy said, “You won’t pull the trigger.” Randy did! This is where his whole life changed. The gun didn’t fire. The guy took off running. Randy laughed. “Stupid gun doesn’t even work.” He pointed it at the ground, pulled the trigger again and “POW!!!” The shot rang out. It was then he decided his life was going the wrong direction. He knew he was headed for jail or the grave. He started spending more time with his new crew, especially with a guy named James. James was a devout Christian. He worked on Randy for three years. And then there was Jessica… a girl who gave him the love and acceptance he had been looking for his whole life.
On August 5, 1995 Randy became a street-fighter for Christ! Finding a church was difficult at first! But life was coming together now. The Chick-fil-A management asked if he would take the Lake Jackson store, and it felt right. It would give him the opportunity to impact other people’s lives with the Chick-fil-A philosophy. He said “yes” and moved his family.
While working in Lake Jackson, Randy met a guy named Elton. Elton invited him to Life Church. The people at Life church gave him more love and acceptance. He began working with teens and felt God calling him to full time ministry. It was a strong and clear call to show teenagers that there is a better way to live. His goal? To pastor a group of young people who change their world for good! Today Randy and Jessica, along with their children Arizona and Isaiah live in Angleton and both are working full time in ministry to young people… And that’s just the beginning of the story!