June 1982 was a turning point in Pastor Rands’ life. As a six-year-old boy, he asked Christ to be his personal Savior.
At sixteen, he began to sense the call on his life to be in full-time ministry. He surrendered to that call at teen camp that summer. After high school graduation, Pastor Rands went to Bible college to train for the ministry. He received a Bachelor of Theology degree and a Master’s of Theology as well.
In 1999 Pastor Jeremy Rands married Michelle. The Lord has blessed them with five wonderful children: Jacob, Kayleigh, Mackenzie, Lily, and Khloe.
The Lord allowed the Rands family to serve in the youth ministry at an active, growing church in Philadelphia, PA.
In 2003 they moved to Milford, Ohio, to work on staff at a large, influential church in the Midwest. There he received valuable experience that God would use in his life to prepare him to pastor. Pastor Rands served as the administrative pastor there approximately ten years.
Sensing the call to become a senior pastor, Jeremy Rands was led by God to Columbus, Georgia, where he accepted the call to become a senior pastor. He served there from February 2013 to September 2015.
After much prayer and the leading of the Lord, Jeremy Rands accepted the position of senior pastor of Monclova Road Baptist Church. September 20, 2015, was his first Sunday as pastor.