Loma Linda University Church of Seventh-day Adventists | Loma Linda CA : Randy Roberts
Randy Roberts, senior pastor, has no secrets that he shares with his local congregation alone.
says each Sabbath morning travels thousands of miles into North, Central and South America as well as around the world via the Internet via the Loma Linda Broadcasting Network
Thousands of viewers, nearby and distant, consider Pastor Roberts to be their pastor.
assumed the senior pastorate of the Loma Linda University Church
in 2000, he
has overseen a 16-month disruption of worship services in the sanctuary to accommodate a major remodeling job, moving without fanfare to the nearby Gentry Gymnasium to accommodate renewal made necessary by the discovery of asbestos in the building.
Born in South America to missionary parents, Pastor Roberts spent most of his youth in Latin American countries before enrolling at Southwestern Adventist University (Keene, Texas) as a theology major, modern languages minor.
After college graduation in 1981, he pastored in Texas and completed a Master of Divinity degree at Andrews University (1985).
Coming to Loma Linda in 1987 as a chaplain at the Medical Center, he pursued a master of arts degree in marriage and family therapy at United States International University in San Diego (1991).
Soon thereafter he began teaching at Loma Linda University's faculty of religion while completing a doctor of ministry degree at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena (1996).
He was also pastoring the Corona Seventh-day Adventist Church in a part-time assignment when he accepted the invitation to become the University Church pastor.
major focus on preaching, worship, and vision setting, Pastor Roberts
adds a close working relationship with the pastoral staff, He
also conducts pre-marriage and marriage counseling for students and church members.
"We are in a time of great opportunity," says Pastor Roberts