The 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!

101. Jesus vs. Meanness
Hello, everyone. Welcome to Greatheart’s Table, “a newsletter and podcast,” as one listener put it, “for pastors (or other leaders) challenging the unreachable expectations for modern pastors and encouraging them to be comfortable in their own skin.” I’m not sure I...
100. Ode on a Bad Sermon
I invite, urge, and encourage all of you to subscribe to the print version of Greatheart’s Table. The content is the same as the podcast on the first, second, and fourth Monday. But on the third Monday of each month, when no podcast episode is released, I post on...
99. On the Keeping of Secrets
If you are new, I encourage you to dig deep into the archives and listen to episode one or episode 67. Both are an effort to explain who I am and what I’m trying to do. And though this episode is about keeping secrets, if you like what you hear, I hope you don’t keep...
98. Freedom to Quit
One of the themes we frequently address here around Greatheart’s Table is the reality of pastors leaving ministry. Often unaddressed in this discussion is the question of whether leaving ministry is a good thing, or even valid. Yes, I’ve pastored for nearly forty...

101. Jesus vs. Meanness

Hello, everyone. Welcome to Greatheart’s Table, “a newsletter and podcast,” as one listener put it, “for pastors (or other leaders) challenging the unreachable expectations for modern pastors and encouraging them to be comfortable in their own skin.” I’m not sure I...

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100. Ode on a Bad Sermon

I invite, urge, and encourage all of you to subscribe to the print version of Greatheart’s Table. The content is the same as the podcast on the first, second, and fourth Monday. But on the third Monday of each month, when no podcast episode is released, I post on...

read more

99. On the Keeping of Secrets

If you are new, I encourage you to dig deep into the archives and listen to episode one or episode 67. Both are an effort to explain who I am and what I’m trying to do. And though this episode is about keeping secrets, if you like what you hear, I hope you don’t keep...

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.