Our ministry started in 1987 as a result of one family's relocation from Decatur, Illinois, to Waukegan, Illinois. After relocating, this family was unable to find a church that met their spiritual needs or had the kind of fellowship they were accustomed to. They were challenged by their former pastor to start a Bible Study Fellowship.
In October of 1987, this fellowship began which led to the beginning of WBBC. The ministry started in one of the member's garage. Thanks to the generous offer of Kevin Krass, WBBC later moved its services to the Christian Education building of Bonnie Brook Baptist Church.
In August, 1994, we purchased our first church building in Beach Park and in November of 2001, God blessed us with the purchase of our present facility at 1500 Sunset Avenue. We have great expectations of what God will do through His ministry here at Waukegan Baptist Bible Church!
Pastor Gregory Randle is a native of Kansas City, Missouri, and is the 10th child of 12 children born to Joseph and Manuel Ree Randle. In 1981 he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior after his brother, Michael, shared the gospel with him. The Lord called him to preach the unsearchable riches of Christ, three months after his conversion.
Shortly after accepting God's call, he became very active in various ministries in the Kansas City area. In 1988 Pastor Randle was blessed to marry the lovely, Robbie Crockett and they are the proud parents of two young women, Courtney and Ashley.
Pastor Randle is the Founder / Pastor of Waukegan Baptist Bible Church (WBBC) of which he has a passion to "Equip and Perfect the Saints" through the power of God's Word. In 1986 while attending Carver Baptist Bible Institute in Kansas City, Missouri, Pastor Randle earned his diploma of Theology with an emphasis in Pastoral Ministry.
Later, he earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Biblical Studies, also from Carver Baptist Bible Institute. He is currently enrolled in the Masters of Theology program at Newbury Theological Seminary. He has written several series for the National Baptist Sunday School Publishing Board in Nashville, Tennessee. He currently serves as an Adjunct Professor for Carver Baptist Bible College.
Pastor Randle has earned various awards including the Alumnus of the Year Award from Carver Baptist Bible Institute, and in 2003, he was recognized as one of the "Most Influential African Americans in Lake County" (Religious Leadership); in 2004 he was awarded the Harambee Award of Excellence. Above any award, or accolades, Pastor Randle desires to be known as a true Servant-Leader for our Lord Jesus Christ and His people...