Barry Randolph

Barry Randolph


Church of the Messiah

Detroit, MI USA

Don’t wait until the end of your journey to find out you have the heart, the courage, and the brain.


By Roadtrip Nation

Barry Randolph


My road in life took a while to figure out.
I was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan.
Since I was 19 years old, I eventually became the manager or the owner of whatever company I worked for.
After feeling like something was missing in my life, I started attending the Church of the Messiah.
I started as a volunteer tutor at the church’s after-school program, then Sunday school teacher, then youth director, and eventually the worship leader.
In 1994, I was approached by the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan about being ordained and began the process of becoming an Episcopal priest.
I became the priest and pastor of Church of the Messiah in 2002.
As priest and pastor, I uphold the vision of our mission to lift people out of poverty.
I’m also the executive director of BLVD Harambee, the social services arm of Church of the Messiah, which helps foster life skills and resources for the holistic development of our youth.


High School



I uphold our vision and mission at a non-traditional Episcopal church in Detroit, Michigan.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Philosophy & Religion
Non-Profit Organizations
Upholding a Cause and Belief

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Figure out who you are rather than what you do. Once you know who you uniquely are, then reach out and find the resources to help you develop your unique talents. Churches are great resources for this because of our mission, efforts, and diverse congregations.


The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"You're controversial. You can't say that."

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