Randy G. Bottoms graduated from Piedmont International University in 1978 with a Th.B. in Pastoral Administration. He then went immediately to Dallas Theological Seminary, and graduated with a Th.M. in 1983. He has preached in various churches in N.C., West Virginia, Ohio, and Michigan. Dr. Bottoms served as interim pastor of a church in Clemmons, N.C.
In 2005, Dr. Bottoms began teaching history at Piedmont International University online, and on campus also. In 2013, Dr. Bottoms, and his wife, Rebecca, traveled to Chittagong, Bangladesh, and taught the winter session at Bangladesh Theological Seminary. In 2012, Dr. Bottoms graduated from Piedmont International University and Graduate School with a Ph.D. Dr. Bottoms is currently teaching on campus at the graduate school of Piedmont, Temple Baptist Seminary.
Dr. Bottoms loves teaching, especially history. He feels that it is very important for servants who are training for a ministry to be educated in both world history and church history, in order to have a proper understanding of the Church in the world and how the Church got to its present position.
Dr. Bottoms enjoys golf, fishing, hunting, bird-watching, and nature study. He is married to Rebecca Bottoms, who currently is Dean of Women and Professor of Speech at Piedmont International University. He has two adult sons, the oldest who graduated from Piedmont in 2011 is married with two children, and the youngest serves as the manager of the campus student café at Piedmont. Dr. Bottoms loves his two little grandchildren and enjoys spending time with them.
Member of the Evangelical Teacher Training Association