Executive Vice President, Exodus International
As the Executive Vice President of Exodus International, Randy Thomas oversees more than 150 professional mental health and church-based member agencies across North America that offer hope and help to individuals wanting to leave homosexuality. Founded in 1976, Exodus is the largest evangelical organization dealing with homosexual issues in the world today and is a dynamic, growing network of men and women who have experienced God's healing and transformation.
Prior to coming to Exodus, Randy was the Executive Director of Living Hope - an Exodus member ministry in Dallas, Texas. Randy provided strategic vision and direction while managing the day-to-day details of the organization for seven years. While there, he created the first online youth outreach initiative that now reaches young people all over the world with a message of change.
Randy's own story as a child raised in an abusive home who grew to struggle with homosexuality at an early age allow him to better communicate the hope of transformation to those experiencing the same emptiness and despair in gay life.
He travels extensively speaking on the topic of homosexuality and has shared his story with members of Congress, conservative leaders and in the churches and colleges across the country.
Randy is actively involved in promoting policies that preserve traditional marriage and the family. He has testified before the Massachusetts Judiciary Committee on same-sex marriage and has lobbied members of Congress in favor of pro-family initiatives.
He has been interviewed by numerous media outlets across North America and Europe and has appeared in a full-page ad presented in The Los Angeles Times. His story was the subject of an award-winning article in The Dallas Morning News and featured in the book, The Good Life, written by bestselling author and former Watergate figure, Chuck Colson.
Randy makes his home in Orlando, Florida.