Dr. William Lloyd Randall, Jr.
Rev. William Lloyd Randall, Jr., a native of Texas, specifically the LaMarque/Texas City, Texas community. He has completed extensive theological study at the College of Biblical Studies in Houston, Texas, formerly known as Houston Baptist Institute. Pastor Randall is a 2009 graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary where he received his Master of Theology (ThM) degree, and a 2017 graduate of St. Thomas University where he received his Doctrine of Divinity (DMiN).
Pastor Randall announced his call to the ministry in March 1983 and preached his first of many sermons at Greater Bell Zion Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. Z. Phillips on April 8, 1983. He served faithfully at Greater Bell Zion until God called him to pastor the Greater St. Matthews Baptist Church (GSMBC) family in 1990. Pastor Randall labors tirelessly at GSM where God continues to bless that ministry with new souls for the sake of the kingdom and new ministries for those members to exercise their gifts for God. He believes his members are to be movements and not monuments. For 19 years Pastor Randall worked as an educator in the public school system as he pastored GSM for the last 12 of those years. In 2002, God called him to serve in full time ministry at GSM. The anointing that rests on Pastor Randall has allowed the GSM family and the Galveston County community to be blessed by this giant of a servant.
Pastor Randall is also the founder and president of Randalls Ministries, a non-profit ministry designed to sponsor conferences and special events in an effort to help Reclaim, Rebuild and Restore God’s People. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and is a life member of the NAACP.
His greatest love, second to God, is his family which includes his wife of 38 years, Regenia Randall, his three daughters and son-n-laws, his five grandsons and his one and only granddaughter. Lastly, what allows God to use him in so many wonderful ways is simple – “His love for God, his humbleness and his willingness to serve unconditionally for the sake of the Kingdom.” He believes God has given him the ability:
To Build up the Saints,
To Bring in the Sheep,
To Bear fruit for the Savior.
Sis. Andrea Regenia Randall
Andrea Regenia Randall, the only daughter of the late Bro. Lee Giles and Sis. Sarah Godfrey Giles. Regenia is known at Barbours Chapel Baptist Church in Texas City as a RIB (Raised in Barbours). She met her high school sweetheart, Pastor William L. Randall, Jr. in 1974 and has been married for thirty-eight years. To this union she has been blessed with three wonderfully gifted daughters, amazing sons by marriage, five energetic grandsons, and her beautiful granddaughter. She states “I thank God for giving me a family to love and cherish for a lifetime.”
Sis. Randall has been an educator in the public and private school systems for many years. As much as she loved teaching, God chose to move her from the public-school system to Greater St. Matthews Baptist Church, where she serves as the Church Administrator alongside her husband in the development of various ministries for the sake of God’s kingdom. Sis. Randall also serves as Vice-President of Randalls Ministries, a non-profit ministry organized by the Randall’s in 1995. This ministry is designed to expose individuals to the power of God to Reclaim, Rebuild and Restore God’s People. In 2010, the Lord directed Sis. Randall to begin a Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) for students in the Galveston County and surrounding areas. The program has flourished into an amazing summer camp for youth 1stthrough 8thgrade.
One of Sis. Randall’s favorite persons in the bible, second to Jesus Christ, is Paul because of his enduring love for God’s people and his ability to serve despite his circumstances. She further quotes “My love for God drives me to serve in whatever capacity God wants me to. I pray daily for two things: (1) that my life is an example to other women as to the GREATNESS of God and (2) that God continues to keep me humble, so He can use me as a willing vessel for His glory.”
Lastly, if you must read this or even listen to it being read, please remember first and foremost Regenia Randall, God’s simple servant. “Here am I Lord, Send me.”