The Greatheart's Table Newsletter

A free subscription based newsletter geared for pastors and those in pastoral ministry, and those who care for them – spouses, leaders, their kids, and such. You can check it out, subscribe, and let me know what you think all by clicking the link down below.

In addition, for those who want the content but prefer to receive it in an audio format I produce the Greatheart’s Table Podcast. The podcast mirrors the content of the newsletter and, like the newsletter, is intentionally focused and short. You can subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, such as AppleGoogle, and Spotify!

66. Who Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?
As kids we were asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Fire fighter may over time morph into teacher or engineer, or quarterback or president for the more ambitious. Few probably say “pastor,” but look at you now! Here you are, and for the pastor I think...
Third Monday? Oh My!
Welcome to Greatheart’s Table Third Monday Edition. To check out the inaugural Third Monday post, you can go here. You will find links to subscribe at that site. You can help support this podcast by dropping a few coins in our tip jar. Thanks! Podcast music provided...
65. Mick Jagger v. God
In these short episodes I sometimes touch upon things that are worthy of much longer and deeper discussions. My self-imposed seven minute time limit doesn’t allow for consideration of a subject’s deeper implications or nuanced application. That is especially true in...
64. Cumbered with a Load of Control
When I was a young seminary student with no money and two children, I developed a pain the source of which eluded a couple of doctors until one asked me a question, “Have you been under any stress recently?” I nearly laughed in his face with the absurdity of the...

66. Who Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

As kids we were asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Fire fighter may over time morph into teacher or engineer, or quarterback or president for the more ambitious. Few probably say “pastor,” but look at you now! Here you are, and for the pastor I think...

read more

Third Monday? Oh My!

Welcome to Greatheart’s Table Third Monday Edition. To check out the inaugural Third Monday post, you can go here. You will find links to subscribe at that site. You can help support this podcast by dropping a few coins in our tip jar. Thanks! Podcast music provided...

read more

65. Mick Jagger v. God

In these short episodes I sometimes touch upon things that are worthy of much longer and deeper discussions. My self-imposed seven minute time limit doesn’t allow for consideration of a subject’s deeper implications or nuanced application. That is especially true in...

read more

Hey there, I'm

Randy!

The author and pastor behind Greatheart’s Table. I currently pastor Covenant Presbyterian Church in Oviedo, Florida and teach preaching as a visiting lecturer at the Orlando campus of Reformed Theological Seminary.
My years of pastoral experience have fed my concern for the ordinary pastor. Pastors, particularly those of smaller churches, long to be validated and encouraged but are often instead beaten down by the enormous and unreachable expectations of modern Christian culture. I began writing and producing Greatheart’s Table to provide an alternative narrative that encourages pastors, especially those in smaller churches, to be comfortable in their pastoral skin. There is great value in simply being a pastor and many pastors, and those who care for them, need to be reminded of that.
Prior to Greatheart’s Table, my writing has appeared in a variety of venues, from the family worship guide As for My House to the web site of The Gospel Coalition. In 2020 Christian Focus Publications published my book Something Worth Living For, a presentation of historic Christianity based upon the content of the Westminster Shorter Catechism. I blog, though less frequently these days, at RandyGreenwald.com.
I grew up in a small town outside Cincinnati, Ohio. After graduating from Michigan State University I taught seventh-grade English for three years before attending and graduating from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. I pastored a church on Florida’s gulf coast for twenty-five years before being called to my current church in 2010. I am married to Barb and we have been blessed with six children and an innumerable multitude of grandchildren.