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Dr. Randy Stone

Professor of Christian Education

Director, Doctor of Educational Ministries Program (DEdMin)

Director, Doctor of Education Program (EdD)

John T. Sisemore Chair of Christian Education


  • Ph.D. Christian Education, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary 2004
  • Th.M. New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary 2004
  • M.R.E., Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary 1987
  • B.S. Educational Psychology, McNeese State University, 1979

Teaching Specializations

  • Educational Foundations, Educational Psychology, Organizational Leadership, Discipleship


(504) 816-8105 | (504) 816-8294 | rstone@nobts.edu
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Randall Stone’s instruction and research revolves around two main themes. First is the personal and professional development of discipleship and ministry leaders. Second is the efficacy of organizations in disciple making task. He is particularly interested in the impact of human development in the spiritual formation and growth processes. His most recent research has centered on the integration of Communities of Practice, Communities of Learning, and Communities of Faith as a discipleship strategy. You can find his contributions in a number of publications. He is a frequent presenter at professional meetings.

Local church leadership is central to Randall’s life and ministry. He has more than three decades of ministry experience, serving a variety of positions in small, large, suburban, urban, homogeneous and multicultural congregations. Additionally, he coaches struggling staff members, consults with local congregations and presents at leadership conferences. He has served as Discipleship Pastor or Equipping Pastor at a number of churches in the New Orleans area.

Dr. Stone enjoys watching college sports (especially LSU), playing golf occasionally and day tripping with his wife, Tara. They have one married adult daughter.