Rev. Randolph C. West, Jr.
St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church
Rev. Randolph C. West, Jr. is a native of Denver, Colorado and a child of God. He was married to Janet Williams in 1967. They are the loving parents of two sons, Todd and Darrell, and the proud grandparents of 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Rev. West received his Master’s Degree in Theology from the United Theological Seminary.
Rev. West joined the St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church in 1982. He served in several capacities: Deacon, Associate Minister, and Assistant Pastor. On December 18,1991, Rev. West was called to pastor the St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church, Denver, Colorado. Under his leadership, he started the St. Stephen Outreach Bus Ministry, the St. Stephen Youth Church, the 8:00 a.m. Worship Service, the Strength for the Journey Radio Ministry, the St. Stephen Mentor Program, and St. Stephen’s first “Ministry Week.” He is deeply committed to the Lord’s work. He emphasizes the need to minister to the “Whole Man” in today’s world.
His service also extends to the local, state, and national levels. Locally, Rev. West served as the president of the Baptist Minister’s Conference until January of 2003. He sat on the board of the Metro-Denver Black Church Initiative, which now is the Center for African American Health and until July of 2012 he also sat on the board of New Directions. Rev. West retired in July 2012, after 20 plus years as the President of the General Missionary Baptist Convention of the State of Colorado (GMBC). He is now tasked to fulfill the position of Dean of Christian Education for the GMBC. On the national level, he has held the offices of Treasurer and Vice-President of the National Missionary Baptist Fellowship of Churches, established in 2005, and now holds the office of President of the National Missionary Baptist Fellowship of Churches.
The realization of the vision Pastor West had for St. Stephen came to fruition in August 2015, with the ribbon cutting and dedication of the state-of- the-art Acacia Learning Center in Stapleton, and in September 2015, with the ribbon cutting and dedication of St. Stephen’s new edifice.
Pastor West stresses that the most important thing in his life is his faith in Jesus Christ. His favorite scripture is Romans 1:16 (KJV).