Pastor Randy Evans
Our pastor, Randy Evans, originally hails from New Jersey, where he went to high school with his wife of over 35 years – Becky. He is a former gerontologist and high school youth pastor. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology from Trenton State College in Trenton, New Jersey; a master’s degree in Gerontology (study of old age) from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida; and a master’s degree in Theological Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida.
After seven years as a therapist in the local mental health center, Randy was asked to join the staff of the church he had already been serving as an elder – Countryside Christian Center, in Clearwater, Florida – to assist the pastor with counseling. He was already a volunteer in the youth ministry, so when the youth pastor decided to move on, Randy became the “temporary” high school youth pastor (for the next seven years!). During this time he also taught in the church’s Training Center and was soon licensed and ordained through Calvary Ministries International in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In 1994, he and his wife Becky sensed the Lord calling them to pioneer a church that was more in line with the doctrines of grace that they had come to believe, love and appreciate, hence was born Grace Christian Fellowship in Largo, Florida. Randy then attended and completed his second master’s degree at the highly regarded Reformed Theological Seminary. Pastor Randy’s ministerial ordination is now legally held under the auspices of Grace Christian Fellowship.
He is married to Becky, who happens to be the church administrator, and together they have two grown children, Zach and Katelyn, one wonderful son-in-law Lucas Hillman, and three beautiful grandchildren – Schaffer (named after Pastor Randy’s middle name), Gideon, and Augustin.