Randy Bezet founded Bayside Community Church in Bradenton, Florida, and has been the lead pastor since the doors opened on September 8, 2002. As a pastor and teacher, Randy is focused on building the local church, sharing the message of Christ, and helping people reach their full potential. In addition to his role at his home church, Randy serves on the board of the Association of Related Churches (ARC), an organization dedicated to planting life-giving churches across the United States. He is also the founder of the Relate Network, which is a coaching association for lead pastors and ministry leaders designed to help them connect and form meaningful relationships as they walk through ministry together.
Randy’s heart is to develop leaders in our world that love God and seek to serve Him on a daily basis. With this in mind, he founded SEU Bayside in 2010. It is a regional campus of Southeastern University. The school does not just teach academics alone but provides an avenue for the students to use those skills by serving in various ministries throughout Bayside Community Church’s campuses. Randy and his wife, Amy, moved from Louisiana to Bradenton in 2002 with the desire to plant a church in their community. That dream was realized, and Randy and Amy, along with their four children, have been residing in and loving on the Bradenton community ever since.