Tom Randolph - Founder and Facilitator of BibleThinkTank.com Men's Mentoring Ministry
Ministry Objective – To mentor Men and Boys to become One with Jesus as He is One with our Heavenly Father as Jesus prayed in John 17.
Experience - I bounced a around from job to job (Retail Sales Clerk at J.C. Penney's, Milk Man for Borden's, Child Care Worker at Orange County Juvenile Detention Center, Rental Rep for Budget Rent-a-Car and more) while putting myself through college part time. After graduating from college, I was hired by Rollins Protective Services selling Security Alarm Systems. I joined a weekly networking club called TIP's (Trade-Ideas-Promotion-Source) at this time for the purpose of exchanging sales leads with those who participated. One of the members of this club was a man named Lou Fortner. He convinced me to come over and work for Middleton Pest Control in Orlando in 1984. This is when I discovered my career niche was in the Pest Control Industry. My love for Science and the Florida environment was a perfect fit for this job. The owner of Middleton and Sears Pest Control, Chuck Steinmetz, hired me as a Sales Technician. I went on to work for Rick and Roger Lewis, brothers who own Lewis-Cobb Pest Control, for a better opportunity in sales and marketing. From there, I went to work for Harvey Massey, owner of Massey Services and helped start their GreenUp Lawn Care division. Anyone of these great men will vouch for my extraordinary sales and customer service skills if you should contact them. I believe I was taught and trained by the very best in the Pest Control Industry. I started my own pest control and lawn care company in the summer of 1990. I have been self-employed ever since. I was the former owner and founder of MASTERGREEN PEST CONTROL AND LAWN CARE located in Winter Park, Florida...a full service Pest Control Company. I started my company from scratch starting with one account and building it to over 4000 active ongoing customers. I had 25 full time employees, ran 18 trucks and became one of the largest Pest Control Companies in Central Florida. I was a former Regional Director for the FPMA (Florida Pest Management Association). I sold MASTERGREEN in October of 2002. I paid off all my debts and put a sizable amount of money in the bank for the first time in my career. I started NoMoPest.com Pest Control Services with the intention of staying small and debt free to insure quality service with strong financial integrity. I sold my company in December 2016 to retire and start BibleThinkTank.com Men's Mentoring Ministry in Oviedo, FL.
As a result of my experience, I learned the importance of staying small because it is much easier to manage and much more efficient in insuring financial integrity and intimacy between those we work with and those we serve. This principle applies to church organizations as well. Mega churches are a man made boondoggle and not in line with what is taught in Scripture. Bigger is not Better if Quality is our main objective. Customer Service has always been my number one priority when serving those who utilize my services. My Pest Control Company Slogan was, "We have your PEST interest in mind". It was based on a scripture found in Philippians 2:3-4. It says, "Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit and with humility consider the interest of others as important as our own." This has always been my motto on how I treat all people regardless of race, gender, creed, culture, class, degree of education, intellect, personality, political views and the like. The political left thinks I am a racist because I voted for Donald Trump. I think a racist is the worse scum bag on our planet. You call me a racist and I will take behind the woodshed and settle things the old fashion way! I have quite a reputation here in Orlando as a youth in confronting bullies for their racist mindset towards those they deem inferior to themselves. Like King David, I have never been afraid to confront the Goliath's in the world. The liberal elites have this same type of bullying mindset towards those who believe in "On Nation Under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all". Isn't it interesting how Liberal elites conveniently exclude God from their political thinking and conversations. As you know, Hillary Clinton thinks we are a "basket of deplorable's". If that is not a racist statement, I don't know what is. It's time we confront these bullies and let them know we will no longer let them use their fear tactics to intimidate us in to their way of thinking. No one likes a bully so let's call them out for what they really are.
Education – I graduated with a Bachelors of Arts & Sciences degree in Liberal Studies from the University of Central Florida in April 1983. I minored in four colleges; Business Administration, Organizational Communication, Psychology and Russian History. I served as the Senator for the College of Liberal Studies in Student Government during my tenure at UCF. I attended Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary in 1983. I also have an imaginary Doctorate's degree in the School of Hard Knocks if you know what I mean. I graduated from Edgewater High School in Orlando, FL in 1970. I was born and raised in Central Florida. Yes, I am a true native Floridian. The fact that I am a Pre-Disney resident makes me prehistoric (LOL) here in Orlando. Mickey Mouse and Shaquille O'Neal put Orlando on the map. I liked Orlando best before Disney got here. Too many people have what I call the "Mickey Mouse Syndrome". They pretend to be somebody they are not because Disney is all about fantasy rather than real life.
Other Skills/Information – I am an excellent orator and writer who is proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Quickbooks and other computer programs and skills. As you can see, I created, wrote and designed my own website (BibleThinkTank.com) using GoDaddy software. I consider myself to be an expert in all aspects of communications. I know what it takes to manage a company in terms of healthy growth while maintaining a high profit margin. I know most of our industry suppliers (vendors) and know how to negotiate bottom line in pricing (The Art of the Deal) when purchasing pest control products. I have good leadership skills and have trained many employees in the past to have successful careers in the Pest Control Industry. I believe I have a good reputation with my former customers and all of my peers in the industry. God gave me a large measure of faith to accomplish great things for His glory. No challenge is too great with God’s helping hand.
Charitable Organizations – I was formerly active in the Orlando Jaycees, Church Mission Trips, Church Choirs and First Step Mentoring Ministry (now defunct) for fatherless Afro-American boys. Please see a photo of the boys (now men) I mentored below point 15 in my thesis. I am a firm believer in being involved in the community by giving back my time, talents and treasures for the purpose of making our community a better place to live.
Military Experience – U.S. Navy from 1971 to 1975. I was trained in communications as a Radioman. I was issued a Top Secret Crypto security clearance after a very expensive and exhaustive background check by the FBI in order to work with the Top Brass in the Navy. Most of my tour of duty was working for the Chief of Naval Personnel who was Admiral David H. Bagley in Washington DC. I ended my tour of duty on the Flagship of the North Atlantic Fleet the "USS Mount Whitney". I obtained E-4 rank and was honorably discharged in June 1975. I am considered a Vietnam Vet. The GI Bill paid for my college education.