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 Apple and Spotify!

9 [Reset]. The Eyes of the Chooser
This is another one of our resets, episodes that aired some time ago which I’m re-recording and posting to allow me some space to catch up on other projects. My son Seth is an artist, a musician, and a wise observer of my spiritual vulnerabilities. He knows the kinds...
108. AI, Dating, and the Problem of Evil
Quite a few of you are new and may be uncertain of what we’re doing here or why, and many may wonder where the name comes from. For all such mysteries, I recommend that you scroll back and listen to episode 67 called “Mr. Greatheart and This Metaphorical Table.” And...
107. A Grief Neglected
In this episode, we take a somber turn, and consider pastoral grief. I can’t recall this being addressed elsewhere, and yet as I’ve thought about it, it’s hard to think of a more consistent theme pulsing across the pastoral landscape than loss and the consequent...
106. 5 Rules for Pastoral Life
I write Greatheart’s Table with pastors in mind, but I know that often the themes I address apply much more broadly, and so many of you are not pastors at all. This post, aimed towards sharpening pastoral ethical standards, nevertheless lands broadly. As Christians,...

9 [Reset]. The Eyes of the Chooser

This is another one of our resets, episodes that aired some time ago which I’m re-recording and posting to allow me some space to catch up on other projects. My son Seth is an artist, a musician, and a wise observer of my spiritual vulnerabilities. He knows the kinds...

read more

108. AI, Dating, and the Problem of Evil

Quite a few of you are new and may be uncertain of what we’re doing here or why, and many may wonder where the name comes from. For all such mysteries, I recommend that you scroll back and listen to episode 67 called “Mr. Greatheart and This Metaphorical Table.” And...

read more

107. A Grief Neglected

In this episode, we take a somber turn, and consider pastoral grief. I can’t recall this being addressed elsewhere, and yet as I’ve thought about it, it’s hard to think of a more consistent theme pulsing across the pastoral landscape than loss and the consequent...

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.