Our Staff

Randy Alston

Lead Pastor


Pastor Randy was born in Charlotte, NC and grew up in Matthews. By God’s grace, he met a beautiful young woman when he was only 14 years old, and she eventually became his wife. At the age of 21, God revealed Randy’s need of a Savior, and pointed him to Jesus. After living a life in self-indulgence, pride, and true hopelessness, God began to shape his life for His glory. He and Shannon were engaged on January 1, 1999, and married May 20, 2000. Their personal lives have been blessed with 3 children, Abigail, Owen, and Judson.

Randy took his first church position as a youth pastor in December 2001 at Calvary Baptist Church in Rocky Mount, NC. While there he became the Student/Associate pastor and served until April 2005. From here he assisted a friend in a church plant in Matthews, NC as the elder of teaching and administration. Feeling the need to go back to school at Southeaster Baptist Theological Seminary, Randy moved back to Rocky Mount, NC and pastored Southside Baptist Church. From here he pastored First Baptist Church in Pulaski, VA, before moving to Fort Myers, FL in September 2010. 

Randy enjoys fishing, hunting, reading, and spending time with family and friends. He is also a huge sports fan! He loves the Carolina Panthers, UNC Tarheels, Charlotte Hornets, Atlanta Braves, and since moving to FL he, sometimes reluctantly, pulls for the FL Gators, Miami Heat, and the Miami Dolphins.

Randy also loves the verses found in Romans 8:38-39.