Chaplain Randy Reagan
Chaplain Randy Reagan started with GraceInside serving the men housed at Wallens Ridge State Prison as of January 14, 2019. Chaplain Reagan holds a BA in Bible, a Master of Science in Educational Administration, a Master of Arts in Bible Exposition, a MBA from Troy University in Alabama – and he is now working on a DMin from Clarks Summit Seminary in Pennsylvania. As he says, he had fun in school.
Ordained in Houston, Texas, by the church he served in as the Minister of Education, North Houston Baptist Church, he oversaw the school and educational programs for seven years. He served Pensacola Christian School for four years as well – teaching English. It should come as no surprise that he has worked as a writer.
Chaplain Reagan shares, “My brother served as a hospice chaplain for about 13 years – and he has also ministered in prisons. While I recognize hospice and prison chaplaincy are different things, they do have some things in common. I was aware that prisons have chaplains so when Chaplain Cauthorne suggested that chaplaincy might be a good fit, I prayed about it and felt like that was the Lord’s leading. While in Tennessee, I was an outreach pastor and had the opportunity to work with people who had difficult backgrounds, including prison. I don’t think you can minister and not encounter people impacted by prisons.”
“I consider myself to be an ambassador of Hope and Peace. If there is any place where we want to share the hope of the Gospel it is in prison. Many people today are not what they used to be… Praise the Lord. God is really good at fixing broken things!” When not serving directly in ministry, he enjoys nature and has backpacked and camped quite a bit. When his children were growing up, he spent over 200 nights in a tent – quite an outdoorsman, for sure!
Welcome, Chaplain Reagan. You ARE GraceInside!