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Randall Lee Saxon, American pastor, author, educator. Ordained to ministry Presbyterian Church United States of America, 1973. Recipient certified Shinnecock Indian Tribe, 1981; named an Outstanding Young Man of America, Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1971; Susquehanna Collegiate Institute grantee, 1972.


Saxon, Randall Lee was born on October 28, 1947 in Waverly, New York, United States. Son of Sherman Kenyon and Velma Marie (Dunning) Saxon.


Bachelor, Mansfield University, 1969. Master of Divinity, Princeton Seminary, 1973. Certificate, Mansfield College, Oxford, England, 1980.

Certificate, Wadham College, Oxford, 2003. Doctor of Ministry, Drew University, 1992.


Assistant pastor United Methodist Church, Flemington, 1970—1971, Fewsmith Presbyterian Church, Bellville, 1972—1973. Intern pastor Wattsburg (Pennsylvania) Presbyterian Church, 1971—1972, East Greene Presbyterian Church, Erie, 1971—1972. Assistant chaplain Bayberry State Hospital, Philadelphia, 1973.

Associate pastor Presbyterian Church, Gettysburg, 1973—1978. Senior pastor 1st Presbyterian Church, Southampton, 1978—1986, Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, Port Arthur, Texas, 1986—1991, 1st Presbyterian Church, Wilmette, Illinois, 1991—1994, Peoria, 1994—2004. Pastor United Presbyterian Church, since 2004.

Instructor parish nursing program OSF St. Francis Medical Center, 1995—1999. Instructor Institute Learning in Retirement Bradley University, since 1995. Instructor social science Illinois Central College, East Peoria, since 1999.

National chaplain Sigma Theta Epsilon, Mansfield, Pennsylvania, 1968-1972. Permanent clerk Presbytery of Carlisle, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, 1975-1977, Synod of the Trinity, Camp Hill, 1977-1978. Journal clerk Presbytery of Long Island, Commack, New York, 1980-1984.

Member Presbytery of Great Rivers. Guest lecturer in field.


  • Ordained to ministry Presbyterian Church United States of America, 1973.


Program director Camp Brule, Boy Scouts American, Forksville, Pennsylvania, 1972. Director Youth in Government Seminar, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1977. Vice president International Seamen's Center, Houston, 1987-1989.

Chairperson City Task Force on Education Summit, Port Arthur, 1990-1991. Active Presbyterian History Society. Camp commissioner Boy Scouts American, Forksville, Pennsylvania, 1971, district commissioner, Peoria, Illinois, 1999.

Member Academy Parish Clergy, American Society Church History, Presbyterian History Society, Presbyterian Writers Guild, Center Theology and Natural Sciences, Presbyterian Association Science, Technology, and Christian Faith, Surrat Society, American Forestry Association, Presbyns. Renewal Creation, Scottish Society Southeast Texas (president 1990-1991), Illinois State History Society, The Company of Pastors, The Lincoln Party, The Lincoln Project, Abraham Lincoln Association, National Eagle Scout Association, Rotary (president 1977-1978), Tri-county Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.


  • Other Interests

    Coin collecting/numismatics, canoeing, white-water rafting, skydiving, gardening.


Married Diane Louise Kennedy, June 23, 1973 (divorced February 1985). Children: Heather Marie, David Arthur. Married Anna Louise Clock, March 15, 1986.

Children: Jennifer Elizabeth, Austin Todd.

Sherman Kenyon Saxon

Velma Marie (Dunning) Saxon

Diane Louise Kennedy

Anna Louise Clock

Jennifer Elizabeth Saxon

Heather Marie Saxon

David Arthur Saxon

Austin Todd Saxon