Fiske Blvd Church of Christ
Randy Cole Sims, Sr.,
Randy Cole Sims, Sr. is the oldest of three boys born to Clyde & Betty Sims in Saginaw, Michigan. He was baptized into Christ in 1976, by Bro. Robert L. Wiggins, then Minister to the S. 17th St. Church of Christ.
He began preaching in 1982. Graduating from Midwestern Christian Institute in Mount Clemens Michigan and receiving the Associate of Religious Education degree in June 1998 and the Bachelor of Christian Education in June 2007. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Midwestern Christian Institute. On June 7, 2008 he was presented with the Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from M.W.C.I.
He is married to Debbie Renee Sims and they have five children and eleven grandchildren.
Randy has served as Minister to the Baldwin Church of Christ in Baldwin, Michigan, the South Seventeenth Street Church of Christ in Saginaw, Michigan, the East Chestnut Church of Christ in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and currently serves as the Senior Minister to the Fiske Blvd Church of Christ in Rockledge, FL.
When all is said and done, Randy Cole Sims, Sr.'s desire is that he be remembered simply as “The Master’s Servant!”
In the midst of a snow storm very early on January 9 many moons ago, God blessed the late Harry Dent Jr and Linnie M Dent with their eldest child, a baby girl, they named Debbie Renee. Their daughter is now the much-cherished wife of Randy Cole Sims, Sr, and Mommy to Stepheni, Demetrius (Kanisha), Schuyler (Miesha), Randy II (Jamila), and Ranada. She is honored to be Nana to Tra’von, R’Nashia, Randi, Randy III, Amelia Renee, SyMare, Liam, Ryelin, Ariel, Michael, Ryon Renee & Kylah. Her “crew” also includes grand pets Loki & Bella.
God has been extremely gracious to Debbie in allowing her to have a number of life changing experiences including serving as Chairperson of the Michigan Ministers’ Wives Association for the Churches of Christ before relocating to Indiana in August of 2007. During her tenure as co-Chairperson, the MMWA hosted the National Ministers’ Wives Conference in 2004. She has spoken on State Lectureships, the Ladies’ Section of the Ministers Institute Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and various Ladies' Day Programs throughout the country. She serves the Fiske Blvd Church of Christ by leading the WiNGS (Women IN God’s Service) Ministry, teaching WiNGS Ladies’ Bible Class and as its Media Person. Debbie assists her husband, Randy, Senior Minister at Fiske Blvd Church of Christ, with couples counseling, conducting Marriage & Couples workshops and as staff announcer for “In HIS Footsteps” the congregation’s weekly radio program.
Debbie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Indiana Technical University, Fort Wayne, Indiana. She also attended Midwestern Christian Institute in Mt. Clemens, Michigan.
Her favorite passages of scripture are Romans 8:28, Matthew 6:33 and Jeremiah 29:11.