“A place that’s right and in the right place.”
Since 1883, Disciples Church Extension Fund has helped Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) congregations plan and finance “sacred space” to be used for ministry, for sharing the good news of Jesus Christ from our doorsteps to the end of the Earth. Our primary sources of funds are from Christian people who faithfully entrust dollars to us for the work of God’s Church.
Celebrating a brother in Christ
Disciples Church Extension Fund and Hope Partnership celebrate and honor friend and colleague, Eugene Randall, II, who died on November 21, 2013, after a lifetime of service to the Church he loved so much. An ordained minister, former congregational pastor, author, husband, father and grandfather, Eugene joined Disciples Church Extension Fund in 1994, where he served as vice president for Congregational Relations, assisting local congregations with their capital planning and financing. He also was respected for his leadership contributions to the work of National Convocation, including as a member of the board of trustees from 2006 to 2010 and the Greenwood Cemetery Board and Investment Committee from 2010 to the present.
Prior to joining Disciples Church Extension Fund, Eugene was pastor of Third Christian Church in Louisville, Ky., and Macedonia Christian Church in Birmingham, Ala. While in Louisville, he served as Christian Church Homes in Kentucky chaplain and was selected to participate in the National Religious Leadership Program, funded by Lilly Endowment. He also was author of an African-American Disciples history, “From the Balcony to the Board Room: A Brief History of Black Disciples in Kentucky and Surrounding Regions.”
He received a bachelor’s degree from Miles College in Birmingham and a Master of Divinity degree from Lexington Theological Seminary. He made his home with his family in Pinson, Alabama.
Funeral services: Friday, November 29 – 7:00-8:00 p.m. – Viewing at Smith Gaston Funeral Home, 102 6th Avenue, SW, Birmingham, Alabama 35211
Saturday, November 30 – 11:00 a.m. – Funeral Service at Calvary Resurrection Christian Church, 8440 5th Avenue North, Birmingham, Alabama 35206