An international itinerant minister birthed from a 4-day meeting in Canada, Randy Clark, illustrates perfectly the aphorism, "don't despise small beginnings." The son of an oil-worker, Randy, like most from his generation, learned the importance of perseverance.
For 18 long years he struggled with his purpose, his calling, but then, after his miraculous healing from a car accident, he felt led to go into the ministry. Since that day, November 20, 1970, Randy's involvement in ministry soared. Shortly after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Religious Studies 1974, Randy went on to receive his Masters of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY in 1977. Before graduating from seminary with his M.Div, Randy had already been a pastor for 7 years. Randy graduated with a Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio in December 2013. Although Randy's educational background helped him battle many theological issues his congregation would have, his schooling did nothing to prepare him for the despair he felt when the presence of God had diminished. This despair would promise to be the fulcrum point in Randy's ministry.
After months of prayer and fasting, Randy was touched by the Lord mightily. On January 20, 1994, this unassuming pastor from St. Louis walked into a small storefront church near the Toronto airport. Originally scheduled for 4 days, his meetings have turned into a worldwide revival that has impacted millions of people, and scores of thousands of new churches founded! The longest protracted meeting in North American history lasted 12 ½ years, six nights a week.
Now an international speaker, Randy Clark demonstrates the Lord's power to heal, with great tenacity. With more than 30 years of pastoral experience, and 44 years of ministry, Randy's love for people exudes. The length of time he stays with the hurting and broken confounds the mind, praying sometimes for hours with one person.
Randy's growing understanding of the ways of God causes him to see more of the glory of God. His anointing for healing is strong. He has an unmistakable teaching gift. Using his extensive educational background, Randy delineates even the most difficult concepts to the layperson. Messages like "God Can Use Little Ole Me," which illustrates the agonies of defeat and the thrills of victory inherent in the healing ministry and "Spend and Be Spent," a call to capture your destiny, make it easy to see where Randy's heart resides. Because of his uncanny humility, Randy's ministry crosses denominational lines. From the Westminster Chapel in London, to the St. Thomas the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Australia, Randy has been welcomed into a plethora of different streams.
Randy has had a long journey in the ministry. Like many Christians, he suffered persecution, experienced failures, and witnessed disappointments, but Randy let none of these detour his heart's course. He stood steadfast in his beliefs and resolved to see the Lord's blessing in his life, especially in the areas of healing, deliverance, and impartation.
As Randy stands at the platform, voice confident and arms animated, the shadow of the man Randy used to be has vacated, replaced with the visage of a man self-affirmed and confident in his place with the Lord.
Since that life-changing night, January 20, 1994, Randy has traveled to over 50 countries and continues to travel extensively to see that God's mandate on his life be fulfilled. He resides in Mechanicsburg, PA, with his wife, DeAnne. They have 4 adult children: Joshua (and daughter-in-law Tonya), Johannah (and son-in-law David), Josiah (and daughter-in-law Allie), and Jeremiah (and daughter-in-law Lizzie). He has four grandchildren and expects to have twelve.
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