John Rand

Director Of Ministry Development

My family

My wife Shireen and I have been married since 2018. We are a blended family with four children, Trey, Jordan, Lola, and JJ. 

My story

I was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. The middle child of nine kids! At a ripe 18 years old, I got a job doing contract service work for a gas and electric utility company. And not long after I was offered an entry-level leadership role in Minnesota. So I moved to Minnesota, and less than a year later I was offered a mid-level role in Houston, so I transferred from Minnesota to Houston. I spent the majority of my 20s focused on my career. After about a decade of climbing the ladder, I became a managing member of the organization. I had “achieved” my goal, but I felt a huge void. I was unsettled and unfulfilled. I thought to myself "there had to be more than this."


And then God woke me. I began to experience God in new ways. I started attending church more regularly. I started seeing more fruit in my relationships, and people around me noticed the change. He was transforming me into something new, and it was happening through discipleship. In 2018, we decided to move to the Cypress area. We knew we wanted a church that taught the message of Jesus and did it in a way that aligned with the methods of Jesus. We wanted a relationship, and we found it at CyLife! Through small groups and one-on-one disciple-making, God has continued to grow me, and He has revealed more and more. He birthed in me a deep passion for making and sending disciples who live and love like Jesus because experiencing the love and grace of Jesus truly changed my life.


Philippians 4:6–7, Proverbs 3:5–6, Isaiah 53:5


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