Randy Remington
Lead pastor of Beaverton Foursquare Church in Beaverton, Ore.

Presidential candidate Randy Remington has served as lead pastor of Beaverton Foursquare Church, located in Beaverton, Ore., since 2003. Under his leadership, Beaverton Foursquare thrives as an economically, generationally and ethnically diverse community. The church is actively engaging in both world missions and their local community, including partnerships with the foster care system, first responders and local schools. Its ministry includes a strategic focus on training leaders; the church has planted six churches, with another in the pipeline.

Prior to his time at Beaverton, Randy was senior pastor of two other Foursquare churches and a missionary to Jamaica. He began his ministerial career as a youth pastor in Wyoming and Oregon.

Active in Foursquare, Randy currently serves on the president’s council, missions committee and the Foursquare cabinet. He has been supervisor of the Puget Sound/Alaska District under the multiplied districts model, a divisional superintendent, on the district advisory council of the North Pacific District and served on the Life Pacific College board of trustees.

“I am convinced that our best days lie in front of us,” says Randy, whose relationship with Foursquare began three decades ago when he was invited to speak at a district youth camp. “Jesus has a prophetic purpose for The Foursquare Church, and the future opportunities we embrace will flow from that mantle. I am energized by the zeal within our movement to risk everything in fulfilling the Great Commission.”

Convinced that a teachable heart is one of the most crucial attributes Jesus imparts to His followers, Randy calls himself a “lifelong learner” and is committed to formal and informal education. His degrees include an Associate of Arts in Practical Theology from Christ for the Nations Institute; a Bachelor of Arts from Life Pacific College, with a major in Biblical Studies and a minor in Cross-Cultural Communication; and a Master of Arts in Strategic Leadership from Life Pacific.

Informally, Randy says he is a voracious reader, podcast listener and seminar attender. Among his Foursquare mentors have been Ron Mehl (whom he succeeded at Beaverton Foursquare Church), Sam Middlebrook, Eloise Clarno, Dick Scott and Larry Spousta. Randy is especially thankful for the unique opportunities afforded him to collaborate with the wider Foursquare family in fulfilling the Great Commission. He wants others to have the same opportunities for relationships, development, partnerships and resources that benefited him.

Randy and his wife, Sandy, have been married for 30 years. They have three adult sons: Joseph, Sam and Thomas. The Remingtons live on a small farm, enjoying its many projects and chores.

 

Q + A

I am convinced that a teachable heart is one of the most crucial attributes Jesus imparts to His followers. It's key to the persistent growth and transformation of any disciple. As a lifelong learner, I’ve committed to both formal and informal education. In the course of that pursuit, I've received an Associate of Arts in Practical Theology from Christ for the Nations Institute; a Bachelor of Arts from Life Pacific College, with a major in Biblical Studies and a minor in Cross-Cultural Communication; and a Master of Arts in Strategic Leadership from Life Pacific. Informally, I'm a voracious reader, podcast listener and seminar attendee. And I will buy a cup of coffee for anyone from whom I can learn.

My family’s relationship with Foursquare began more than three decades ago when I was invited to speak at a district youth camp. While I was attending Beaverton Foursquare Church the following weekend, the Holy Spirit spoke to me and said: “You’re home. This is the family where I am placing you.” That’s why I’m convinced I’ve been divinely planted in Foursquare, and I’ve never looked back. Within this family, God has given me my closest friendships and richest ministry relationships. I’ve also pursued formal training at both the undergraduate and graduate level within Foursquare. And I’ve been blessed with outstanding mentors such as Ron Mehl, Sam Middlebrook, Eloise Clarno, Dick Scott, Larry Spousta and many others. I’m especially thankful for the unique opportunities afforded me to collaborate with the broader Foursquare family in the Great Commission. I want others to have the same opportunities for relationship, development, partnership and resourcing that I have benefited from, and I am committed to that end.

I am convinced that our best days lie in front of us. Jesus has a prophetic purpose for The Foursquare Church, and the future opportunities we embrace will flow from that mantle. I am energized by the zeal within our movement to risk everything in fulfilling the Great Commission. I see a diverse church expressing unique gifts within a shared call to make disciples. A rising generation filled with passion for the kingdom of God will take their place alongside mature and resourcing leaders. We will reach both urban and rural contexts, as a church that evangelizes by proclaiming the gospel and demonstrating its good works. I hear the desperate cry of broken, disenfranchised and disillusioned people yearning to find wholeness, belonging and purpose. I believe that the solution is Jesus, the Savior, Healer, Baptizer with the Holy Spirit and Soon-Coming King!

  1. We must continually cultivate a culture of prayer. The church was birthed in a prayer meeting from which flowed a miraculous movement. I’m passionate about seeing the Holy Spirit ignite a revival of devoted corporate prayer and intercession.
  2. We must commit ourselves to evaluating and implementing the Five Stakes from our Reimagine Foursquare process with intentionality.
  3. We must continually define and embrace what it means to be Foursquare. We are defined by who we are in Christ, but we are also distinguished by our unique story, family relationships and accompanying grace for ministry.
  4. Because we face a significant number of pastoral transitions in the coming years, we need to identify, train, mentor and release a new generation into leadership. This must include a robust and relevant church planting strategy.
  5. Finally, we must harness our relational culture to share the mantle of influence with a ready host of capable women and ethnic minorities.

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