In Brazil and around the world


This page is included so that prospective supporters may be reassured about the Mathenys’ work.


“I have known Randal for several years and know him to be a man dedicated to the truth, to soul-winning, and encouraging his brethren near and far.  His writings benefit many and his ingenuity in using technology to further the gospel aids his efforts in the field where he works but impacts many brethren even here in the states.  Those who know Randal are convinced of his aptitude and confident of his attitude in sharing the good news.” —Neal Pollard, Bear Valley church of Christ, Denver, Colo.

“I’ve known Randal Matheny for nearly a third of a century. Few men equal his dedication to the Christ. Fewer still work as hard to spread Christ’s gospel. Please prayerfully consider honoring our God by supporting his work in Brazil.” —Jody Apple, instructor/academic dean, Southeast Institute of Biblical Studies, Knoxville, Tenn., and radio speaker, International Gospel Hour.

“I have known Randal and his wife since 1980. He is extremely talented as a teacher, preacher, and writer. Likewise, he has high ethical standards and with a deep knowledge of the scriptures, he is very thorough and dedicated at communicating the Gospel. I highly recommend him.” —Paul Goddard, Dean of Students, Harding Academy of Memphis (Tenn.).

“I have come to deeply appreciate Randal through some of the greatest work he has accomplished as a Christian man; his faithful children. We are blessed to have all three of his children and their families worshiping at Mt Juliet church of Christ. They are faithful servants of God who love to study, worship and serve. Randal and Vicki have devoted their life saving souls, maturing souls and seeking God’s will in all things.  Randal is talented, but important to note, proven. He has been on the mission field for decades producing powerful writings, messages, sermons, Bible studies and modeling faithful living. The church is stronger through His partnership with God, the One who gives increase. Thank God for the missionaries who are just getting their feet wet, but let us wholly and quickly support the ones who are mature, proven and deeply entrenched for the Gospels sake!” —David R. Shannon, Mt Juliet (Tenn.) Church of Christ.


The elders listed below have all, at one time or another, visited the work on the field in Brazil.

  • Michael Hughes, former elder, Somers Ave. church of Christ, North Little Rock AR; Registered Nurse and Clinical Systems Analyst, Arkansas Children’s Hospital; Retired Army/Army National Guard, Rank Major. Cell phone: (501) 920-4109; email:
  • Ron McElyea, elder, Remington Ridge church of Christ, Abilene TX; President & CEO, Western Surplus Lines Insurance Agency Inc. Phones: (325) 572-5166, work: (325) 695-9820; email:

What say you?