Randy was born and raised in San Francisco, CA. He was first exposed to the Christian faith through a piano teacher who brought him to Sunday School as a teenager. He accepted Christ and was baptized at the age of 19. After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley in 1980, he went on to work as a systems engineer for NASA as well as for private computer firms. Sensing the call of God, he entered Calvin Theological Seminary, receiving an M.Div. in 1988. Since then, he has served as a pastor in San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles, and Hong Kong with a heart for leadership and church planting. His works include Today (May 1996, Nov 1999), Sovereign Grace (2000), the Disciple's Growth Kit (2000), and the Leader's Academy (2005). He has also been featured on the Pilgrim Radio Network.
Randy is married to Barbi, and they have three children ages 6-13.