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!

50. Embracing Pastoral Idealism
I’ve been called an idealist since I was a teenager, and the truth is, I’ve not outgrown it. My thinking these days is that we should not need to. In some ways it is the shelving of our pastoral ideals that has caused malaise for many of us.In this post I want to...
49. Ignorance Is Bliss. No, Really. It Is.
Welcome to Greatheart’s Table, a podcast for pastors and those who care for them. I hope you won’t mind a bit of shameless promotion. First, if you like this podcast, please subscribe. Better yet, subscribe to the podcast and then go to GreatheartsTable.com and...
48. Death and Life among Grizzlies
Hi! Welcome to Greatheart’s Table! I may be technically the ‘host’ of this podcast, I’m as much a participant as a producer. What you might hear me say is more likely than not to be what I myself need to hear. There really is a parity around this table. As pastors we...
47. The Pastor in Praye—SQUIRREL!
I’ve often wondered what the devotional lives of my spiritual mentors were really like. I realize they never would really talk about it. Perhaps they were reticent to parade their acts of piety before others, and I get that. But the result is that I am left to imagine...

50. Embracing Pastoral Idealism

I’ve been called an idealist since I was a teenager, and the truth is, I’ve not outgrown it. My thinking these days is that we should not need to. In some ways it is the shelving of our pastoral ideals that has caused malaise for many of us.In this post I want to...

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49. Ignorance Is Bliss. No, Really. It Is.

Welcome to Greatheart’s Table, a podcast for pastors and those who care for them. I hope you won’t mind a bit of shameless promotion. First, if you like this podcast, please subscribe. Better yet, subscribe to the podcast and then go to GreatheartsTable.com and...

read more

48. Death and Life among Grizzlies

Hi! Welcome to Greatheart’s Table! I may be technically the ‘host’ of this podcast, I’m as much a participant as a producer. What you might hear me say is more likely than not to be what I myself need to hear. There really is a parity around this table. As pastors we...

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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.