Gary & Mindy Randol
It was early in 1983 when God woke a young man in the middle of the night with a call; it was a dream of where God wanted to take him and what He wanted to do with his life. It was a dream of preaching to a large crowd in a far distant place. Now twenty-five years later God is continuing to fulfill that call!
Gary and Mindy (Marenda) Randol were married in May of 1989 and served his father (mentor, hero, leader, teacher, and Pastor), Bishop Doyle W. Randol, and Faith Tabernacle UPC in Cape Girardeau, Missouri as custodian, Sunday school teacher, service leader, bus ministry, Outreach, and Youth Pastor/Assistant Pastor. During that time they also evangelized part time and held the position of sectional youth director for over six years.
In August 1995 they were elected Pastor of Victory United Pentecostal Church in Wilson, NC-100%. In 1996 he was appointed the North Carolina District Sunday School Director-a position in held until being asked to serve as the Director of Promotions for the General Sunday School Division. They, along with their four children-Caleb (1991), Nathan (1993), Landon (1999), and Channing (2001-only three weeks old when they loaded up to move), left North Carolina in August 2001 and headed to St. Louis, MO-headquarters of the United Pentecostal Church International. In January 2003 he was appointed the General Sunday School Secretary for the United Pentecostal Church International and served faithfully for three and a half years. During that time he was blessed to minister in fourteen countries and twenty-seven states.
In 2003 he stood on the platform of the General Conference in Madagascar being introduced to the 12,000 plus in attendance; at the moment the Holy Ghost moved on him and tears began to flow down his face as he realized God had shown him that very moment twenty years before during the dream of his calling.
In December of 2005 God begin dealing very strongly concerning his time being fulfilled in St. Louis, MO and that God was opening a door they should walk through. Later that month, he received a phone call that planted the seed for their future. They willingly followed the call of God as they had done his entire ministry. They were elected Senior Pastor of The Apostolic Sanctuary on January 28, 2006-100%.
In addition, he serves as Presbyter for Section Nine of the Illinois District United Pentecostal Church and as a Pastoral Advisor for the General Sunday School Division!