Rev/Dr. Randy Deal graduated from the University of the Pacific in Stockton as a Doctor of Pharmacy. He left his Pharmacy Administration Career in 1998 to answer God's call on his life and pursue full-time ministry. He served as the Executive Pastor and Worship Leader of South Shores Church in Monarch Beach, California for three years, until the summer of 2001, when he and his family, along with four other families, moved to Gilbert, Arizona to plant Rock Point Church. He served as the Executive Pastor of Rock Point Church for eleven years, leading the ministry to 1500 average weekly attendance and the building of phase one of their campus while also working for Albertsons Pharmacy as a Pharmacy Manager and Wellness Pharmacist. Randy is also the Administrator of Vision Arizona, the Arizona church planting network of Converge Southwest, and has served on the Vision Arizona Lead Team for over 15 years. Pastor Randy was ordained through Converge Southwest March 2014. He served as the Community Life Pastor at Harvest Community Church in Mesa, AZ, a six-year-old Vision Arizona church plant, from May 2014 through December 2015, when it became Sun Valley East Mesa. Dr. Deal is now the Pharmacy Manager for Walmart Pharmacy in San Tan Valley, the community where he lives. He is also currently serving as a part-time Associate Pastor for North Valley Church, a four-year-old Vision Arizona church plant. Randy's second doctoral degree, a PhD in Pastoral Ministry, will be completed October 2017. Randy is married to Dena Deal, a happily retired Registered Nurse. They have five adult children, and a daughter-in-love and a son-in-love. They and are now enjoying an "empty nest" and grandparenthood.

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PRE-CONFERENCE: Engaging Your Community and Creating a Positive Guest Experience – Hosted by Converge
Explore the world of church planting and what it takes to reach those in your community that are far from God. In this lab we will focus on understanding your community, defining its needs, living missionally, creating a positive guest experience and mobilizing a team to accomplish the work.
Day / Time: Monday, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Faith Hall - Room 301F

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