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If you want to get to know the CTC’s Executive Director of the Center for Mission Support, just swing by the conference service center sometime and invite him to go on a Sonic run, then brace yourself for the most fun you probably ever had on your way to a Route 44 cold drink. But until then, here are some of the “vitals” for Reverend Randy Wild.

Hometown: Hurst, Texas
 
Wife:   Katy, born Jan. 17, 19dont you dare!
            Katy has a B.A. in Political Science and works as the executive vice president of the Freeman Companies (they specialize in trade shows and conventions). Randy and Katy were married November 11, 1995.
   
Children: 
Bobbie Caldwell,  Executive Director-Strategic Accounts Freeman Audio-Visual
C. W. Caldwell,  National Account Manager - Freeman Companies
Cliff Wild,  student
Lindsey Wild, entertainer/dancer – (most recently with Holland America) 
Jodie Wild, died October 2, 2004
 
Pets:    NO PETS!!!!!!
 
Education:
High School – L.D. Bell, Hurst, Texas, graduated 1970
College – Texas Tech University, Bachelor Business Administration - Management, 1974
Seminary – Texas Christian University, Brite Divinity School - Master of Divinity, 1979
 
Favorites
Color……Red
Song……Hymnal-Marching To Zion; Popular- Anything by the Zac Brown Band
Movie…. The Alamo, Jazz Singer, Brian’s Song
Car……1970 Chevy Malibu SS 454 (red with Black stripes)
Food….  Steak
Book… Psalms Now by Leslie Brandt
Team…. Cowboys, Rangers, Mavericks, Stars
Sport…. Football
 
When did you hear/respond to your call to ordained ministry? My first remembrance of a call was in High School and I ran from it as far and as fast as I could. Then in 1974, after graduating from college, I began as a volunteer 7th grade UMYF sponsor…then went as a camp counselor to our district junior high camp. While at Glen Lake in July 1974, I began to have the old stirrings of the Spirit that I had experienced years before and after a month of prayer and soul searching, I enrolled at Brite Divinity School and took my first ministry job as part-time junior high youth director at First Hurst. 
 
What does Christ-like service mean to you? A bunch of different things…being a friend…….radical hospitality…the Golden Rule…a willingness to do whatever it takes to help someone……but mostly, to bring witness through my individual actions and life to others of Christ’s love to all!!
 
Question 3: What did you want to be when you grew up? I have no idea….I have spent this long as a kid and my plan is to not grow up.
 
Question 4: When people meet me they usually think I am Witty, personable, charming and handsome…, what they don’t know about me is… I am all of those and A LOT MORE… LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
What is your personal brand – i.e. on what foundations is your house built? To steal a line from one of my favorite hymns, “My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus blood and righteousness.” Overall, I have a passion in ministry for excellence — not perfection, but excellence. I believe we serve a God that gave us the best gift He had to offer in His son, Jesus Christ. We were loved enough by Jesus Christ to give us His best and ultimate gift when He died on the cross for us. In response, we must give our very best selves in all of life as evidenced through our worship, prayer, evangelistic efforts and in and through every ministry. I yearn for everyone to experience and live the awesome and amazing grace and love of a forgiving God.