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Dr. Randall M. Lassiter, Pastor

Dr. Randall M. Lassiter is the Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church Paterson, New Jersey. He is a humble servant, yet powerful spiritual, business, and community leader in the City of Paterson. His reputation for effectively communicating and motivating people of all ages is admired throughout Northern New Jersey.

Public Leadership and Involvement

As a noted speaker, Dr. Lassiter has addressed thousands of people on numerous platforms including colleges, churches, and community groups. He has been featured on local radio and cable programs where his strategies and techniques in working with young people have been sought by media organizations including The Record, The Herald News, The Star Ledger and USA Today.

He is the Founder of the B-Men Mentoring Program, one of the first male support programs for elementary school-aged boys in the Northern New Jersey area. Doctor Lassiter also served as the former college basketball coach at New Jersey Institute of Technology and William Paterson University. He is the recipient of the 2005 Ambassador of Peace Award, the 2006 Rev. Dr. Frank Napier Legacy Award, and the 2006 Spiritual Leader Award.

A lifetime member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Delta Mu Lambda Chapter, he is a mentor to numerous high school and college students throughout the State of New Jersey.

Dr. Lassiter was also founder of the Future Scholars Learning Center in Paterson and founder and pastor of Greater Faith Church of The Abundance in Paterson from 2000-2012.

His passion for souls to be transformed into disciples, and disciples into ambassadors of God, is evident in every endeavor in his life.


Dr. Lassiter is the author of You Are Not Your Circumstances, a self-help book that encourages readers to never let the cares of this world cripple them or keep them from achieving their dreams and desires. He is now penning the completion of his second book entitled, If the Dream Is Big Enough, The Facts Don’t Matter, which will provide strategies for working with youth to help them develop better spiritual and cultural values. He is also co-authoring with his wife, Reverend Krystal Faye Lassiter, a self-help book for keeping covenant in marriage. The book is entitled, Divorce Is Not An Option. Most recently, Dr. Lassiter authored Write the Vision, a workbook designed to build dreams and establish legacy.

Professional Background

Dr. Lassiter was formerly an Executive Assistant to the President of Passaic County Community College in Paterson. He also serves as Spiritual Advisor for the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department. Formerly he served as the City Councilman in the Township of Prospect Park and Vice President of the Paterson Pastor’s Workshop.


His higher educational accomplishments include a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from East Stroudsburg University and a Master of Administrative Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He received his Doctorate in Divinity from United Theological Seminary.

Personal Inspiration

Dr. Lassiter’s love for God and passion for souls to be transformed into disciples, and disciples into ambassadors of God, is evident in every endeavor in his life.

His best act of servitude is to his best friend and wife, Krystal, and sons, Nigel and Joell. But most importantly, he loves the Lord with all his heart, mind, soul, and strength.