Out and about with Randel Everett


Randel Everett, our BGCT executive director, is in the midst of visiting pastors, DOMs, institutional leaders, the media and others around the state. Everyone knows Texas is big, and visiting Baptists in the state is no easy task.

Randel is finishing his first month on the job, and he already has met with more than 1,000 Texas Baptist leaders, mostly pastors, in small settings. He’s sharing a vision for reaching every person in this state with the hope of Christ by Easter 2010. This is a broad vision that you will hear more about in coming days, but it gives room for churches, associations and institutions to pursue whatever efforts God lays on their hearts.

Please begin now to pray for Texas Hope 2010. It will emphasize prayer, caring and sharing.

These are the kinds of things that have always been important to Texas Baptists because they come right out of the pages of Scripture. People around the state seem to be excited again about our future of ministry together as they listen to Randel speak, and I think this is the reason — Randel shares a vision that resonates deeply with who we are and what we need to be doing as followers of Christ.

And Randel is not just talking; he’s hearing about what God is doing in our churches and through the ministries of the BGCT. Quite simply, God is at work and that is always exciting.

Please pray for Randel as he travels, speaks and listens. Pray that he will have strength and stamina and that his heart and the hearts of Texas Baptists will be lifted to a new level of kingdom service together.

6 Responses to “Out and about with Randel Everett”

  1. Ken Coffee Says:

    Amen, Ferrell. I was taken with Dr. Everett when he spoke here in my church. I think it says something about him that he has you guys using his first name, instead of Dr. Everett. It indicates to me that he is serious about relationships.

  2. Gerald Says:

    Is it possible to get a schedule of where and when he will be visiting?

  3. John Says:

    Gerald, I bet we can get something for you. Are you especially interested in any particular part of the state?

    So you know, it may take me a day or two to get this. I’m facing a Thursday writing deadline and bouncing around on a few projects out of the office. But I’ll get it to you as quickly as possible.

  4. Gerald Says:

    I am in Northwest Texas, we are used to driving to Wichita Falls and Vernon where there is an association office

  5. John Says:

    Thanks, Gerald. I’ll see what I can dig up. Myla in Randel’s office is out today, but hopefully I’ll have something for you Friday.

  6. John Says:


    Sorry it has taken me so long to back to you. What I’m going to do is put all the information I currently have in another post. There are a lot of dates and places on his calendar. That way, if other folks want to know the same information you asked for, they can.

    On June 22, Randel will be at Convencion, which is in Wichita Falls.

    Randel’s trying to get to as many places as possible as quickly as possible. I talked to him on Friday and he said he was having a blast meeting everyone.

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