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Dr. Randy Stone

Dr. Randy Stone

Chair, Division of Discipleship and Ministry Leadership

Professor of Christian Education,

Occupying the John T. Sisemore Chair of Christian Education

Director, Doctor of Educational Ministries Program (DEdMin)

Director, Doctor of Education Program (EdD)

Office: Perry R. Sanders Center for Ministry Excellence
Office Phone: (504) 282-4455 ext. 3726
Fax: (504) 816-8170
E-Mail: rstone@nobts.edu


  • 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 Experience

  • Adjunct Professor, Discipleship Ministries and Christian Leadership, Liberty University Online, Lynchburg, VA 2009-2011
  • Adjunct Professor, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1997
  • Adjunct Professor, Christian Education, Foundations Division, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX 2008-2010

Teaching Specializations

  • Educational Foundations, Educational Psychology, Organizational Leadership, Discipleship

Ministry Experience

  • Discipleship Pastor, Bogue Falaya Baptist Church, Folsom, LA October 2013- July, 2015
  • Serve Pastor/Minister of Education, Southcliff Baptist Church, Fort Worth, TX 2003-2011
  • Associate Pastor/Minister of Maturity, Istrouma Baptist Church, Baton Rouge, LA, 2000-2003
  • Associate Pastor/Minister of Education, Zoar Baptist Church, Baton Rouge, LA, 1994-2000
  • Associate Pastor/Director of Ministries, Parkwood Baptist Church, Concord, NC, 1990-1994
  • Associate Pastor/Minister of Education, Arlington Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC, 1987-1990
  • Youth Pastor, Metropolitan Baptist, Sulphur, LA, 1981-1983
  • Activities Director,First Baptist Church Moss Bluff, Lake Charles, LA, 1978-1979
  • Youth Director, Emmanuel Baptist, Lake Charles, LA, 1977-1978
  • Youth Director, Bethel Baptist, Lake Charles, LA, 1976-1977


Journal Contributions
  • Review of Merriam, Sharan B., and Laura L. Bierema. Adult Learning: Linking Theory and Practice, Caffarella, Rosemary S. and Sandra Ratcliff Daffron. Planning Programs for Adult Learners: A Practical Guide. 3rd ed. in “Journal of Christian Ministry” #6 2017.
Book Contributions
  • “Integrating Discipleship and Ministry Leadership: A Biblical and Philosophical Foundation” in Together We Equip: Integrating Discipleship and Leadership in a Holistic Spiritual Formation. Jody Dean and Hal Stewart eds. Bloomington, IN: Westbow Press, 2018.

Denominational Leadership

  • Coach and Church Consultant, Coaching Project, Sunday School – Discipleship Department, LBC, 2012-Present
  • Contract Employee, Louisiana Baptist Convention, Sunday School and Church Growth Division, LBC, 2002-2003
  • Director ACTeam (Associational Consultant Team) Greater Baptist Association of Baton Rouge 1996-2002
  • Director ASSISTeam, Cabarrus Baptist Association, Concord, NC
  • Adult and General Officer Specialist, Conference Leader, Louisiana Baptist State Convention, Alexandria, LA
  • Adult and General Officer Specialist, Conference Leader,North Carolina Baptist State Convention, Raleigh, NC
  • Adult and General Officer Specialist, ASSISTeam, Mecklenburg Baptist Association, Charlotte, NC,

Professional Organization Memberships

  • Society of Professors of Christian Education
  • Baptist Association of Christian Educators
  • American Association of Christian Counselors
  • Louisiana Baptist Christian Educators Association


  • Church Consultant, Easum, Bandy, and Associates 2006
  • Faith Evangelism Certification, 2000
  • National Certified Consultant Seminar, Lifeway 1997
  • MasterLife Leader/Trainer, 1989
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