Randy Skinner serves as Executive Director of FEED 3. He also served as the executive director of the Greater Dallas Justice Revival, one of the largest and most widespread biblical justice movements in the city of Dallas. Skinner was selected by the leadership team of the Greater Dallas Justice Revival movement in the fall of 2009 to lead the adopted initiatives centered on schools and housing. Both of the objectives were accomplished by the end of 2011, resulting in the birth of FEED 3 to carry on the task of ending hunger and poverty among the inner city.
As director of the Greater Dallas Area Justice Revival, and consultant to non-profits, government agencies and churches in the arena of urban transformation, Skinner brought a fresh innovative perspective to community transformation for the city of Dallas. He worked to serve the local community by assisting local churches, non-profit organizations, governmental agencies, and businesses by developing school-church partnerships and working to develop grass roots support of Permanent Supportive Housing throughout Dallas. With the help of a network of churches led by the Dallas Baptist Association and Episcopal Diocese, an official partnership was formed with the Dallas Housing Authority and Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance. This led to the Homes for Our Neighbors campaign, which help develop public policy and community support that has resulted in 2000 formerly chronic homeless being placed into housing with support services.
Skinner has served as executive director of Strategic Justice Initiatives (SJI) since 2001. SJI is a non-profit 501c3 educational organization for the development of safe homes, safe schools, and safe communities.
During his time as director of Strategic Justice Initiatives, Inc., Skinner was credited with bringing a comprehensive overall strategy to the West Dallas area beginning in 2003 which has resulted in a transformation in the housing industry and helped generate millions of dollars to non profits in the city. More than 300 drug and slum houses were bought out, a U.S. Justice Department faith based Weed and Seed were created, and a grass roots coalition of neighborhood, non-profit, and church were developed by 2010. Skinner used a proven Five Phase Transformation process that begins the process of re-claiming their community which is currently being used in the Fair Park area of Dallas today.
Skinner developed the Five Phase Transformation model as a result of serving as a national consultant to federal, state, and local law enforcement, social, non-profit, and governmental agencies for over the past thirty years. The model begins by helping you utilize research and analysis of your community; works with you personally to develop a campaign to cast new vision, form strategic partnerships, and then guides you on how to build a community rally to mobilize local citizens to reduce crime and poverty.
As an advocate for justice, Skinner has committed his life to bringing change and healing in the arena of child abuse, social justice, and communities plagued with poverty and crime. He is noted for his work for justice in Civil Rights cases in the African-American and Hispanic community, as well as for abused children. He has served as a consultant to local, state, and national political parties to assist in community transformation. He has also been involved in consultation with national leaders in Mexico, China, and South Korea.
He currently serves as Chairman of the City of Dallas Ethics Advisory Commission, appointed by Mayor Tom Leppert, and reappointed by Mayor Mike Rawlings. He also serves as the mayor representative on the Texas No Kid Hungry campaign appointed by Mayor Tom Leppert and Mayor Mike Rawlings to help end hunger by 2015 in the Greater Dallas area.
Skinner also serves by appointment on the 30th Congressional Black Scholarship Committee, selected by Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson. Skinner also serves as a advisor to YWAM (Youth With A Mission) in Tyler, Texas, one of the largest mission sending agencies in the United States.
Skinner is a graduate of Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas (B.A.) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M. Div) in Ft. Worth Texas.
Skinner currently lives in West Dallas working as a tireless advocate for those suffering. His home also serves as a spiritual outreach for the community of sixty homes in his neighborhood.
For more information on Randy Skinner and his work in community transformation, see www.dallasjusticerevival.com or www.citytransformation.org .