Youth ministry is not merely a stepping stone for Randy Carter. It is his passion and his life’s work. After serving 11 years as a youth pastor, he founded Straight Talk Ministries, the vehicle through which he has served the local church as a youth evangelist, speaker, ministry strategy specialist and consultant since 1994. His mission is to assist churches and schools in learning how to transform junior and senior high school students into passionate followers of Jesus who are prepared to lead the church into the future and change their world.  Randy is a husband, dad, father-in-law, and grandpa-in-training. He can be contacted at and