Dr. J. Randy Bentley was born in Greenville, Mississippi. He graduated from Millsaps College in 1973. He received his medical degree from and completed his residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi.

Dr. Bentley is married to Cheri and has two sons, Conner and Dalton. He enjoys hunting and fishing with his sons, and spending quality time with family at his Dauphin Island retreat.