Randy Abell grew up in Indiana on a farm and was saved as a young boy in Sunday School. Deanna grew up in Michigan as the daughter of a GM factory worker. Randy and Deanna met in college and married in 1987. They have two adult children and one grandchild.
Randy served in the army and was a businessman before being called to preach in 2001, after which they sold the business and went to Seminary before coming to Ames.
For those interested in Randy's education, he has a B.A. in Education, an M.A. in theology from Baptist Bible Graduate School and a second M.A. in Religious Studies from Faith Theological Seminary and a Phd in theology from Louisiana Baptist University.
Randy loves preaching, reading history, and making new friends.