Pastor Randy has a heart for Jesus and wants to spread the kingdom of God by sharing his story and the gospel message to others who suffer from drug addiction. He has started his own church plant in the San Fernando Valley—a suburb in Los Angeles reaching out to other recovering addicts that display a hunger for God's word.
Pastor Randy was born and raised on the Mean Streets of East LA. He grew up in Hispanic housing projects that were low income based. His father served ten years in the state penitentiary while his mother served 17 years in a state penitentiary as a result of their drug use. With nowhere to turn Randy went to live with his grandmother in a different section of East LA—who was also a drug dealer. Naturally he followed the tracks that were laid out before him and became a heroin addict for the next 18 years after serving 7 years in the State Penitentiary. After homelessness and several overdoses, Randy entered a drug rehab in January of 2000. Randy began his new journey here, and has been clean ever since.
Randy married his wife, Maria, in 2014. Together, they have a daughter, Sylvia.
Randy attended Bible College at the King's University, Pastor Randy graduated with a degree in theology.
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In colorful communities and along scenic highways, diverse people and landscapes span coast to coast
Iconic American traditions include Thanksgiving dinner, jazz music and the Super Bowl. They meld with eclectic examples of multicultural heritage: numerous local Chinatowns, family-owned taquerias and even cowboy boots, which originated among the nomadic Huns of eastern Europe.
The nation's landscape shows just as many contrasts — sandy beaches and rocky coastlines, open plains and vast deserts, rugged mountains and winding canyons, and abundant rivers and lakes.
The ideals of life and liberty that founded the United States have made the country one of the world's most prosperous, though not without dark chapters and present troubles. Crime, discrimination and ethics violations make regular headlines, and many people live below the national poverty level.
Families view education as essential to the pursuit of happiness, if not also a path to wealth and power for the most ambitious. Yet Americans also demonstrate a charitable spirit of generosity toward neighbors and nations in need.
Freedom of religion grants opportunity for all faiths, but Christianity holds particular influence in country's history and daily life.
Your participation with Missions Door supports ministry in the United States among college students, including many international students, in collaboration local churches. It also enables social outreach, church planting and leadership development in a wide variety of communities — among Native Americans and other cultural groups, and in urban and suburban settings where growing and changing demographics create new opportunities for the Gospel.
Aside from the Native American, Native Hawaiian and Native Alaskan populations, nearly all Americans and their ancestors immigrated to the United States.
In a 2013 survey, 56% of Americans said that religion played a "very important role in their lives” — a larger number than any other wealthy nation.
Population: 320 million
Major Religions: 47% Protestant, 23% unaffiliated, 21% Catholic, 6% other
Languages: 82% English, 11% Spanish, various others
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California, United States