Randall Gearhart has been in full-time ministry since 1975. While attending RHEMA Bible Training Center, he served as Minister of Youth at Sheridan Assembly Christian Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Upon graduation from RHEMA, he and his wife, Debbi, moved to Tifton, Georgia, where Randy spent the next 2 ½ years ministering the Word of God in Bible studies and churches throughout South Georgia.
In 1978, Randy joined the faculty at RHEMA. Courses under his instruction included New Creation Realities, New Testament Survey, Understanding Suffering, Colossians, 1 and 2 Peter, The Teacher, Youth Ministry, Missions, and Evangelism. During this time, he also served as President of the RHEMA Alumni Association.
In 1981, Randy and Debbi moved to Dublin, Georgia, where they founded Dublin Christian Fellowship. While overseeing the church from 1981 to 1988, Randy promoted a team concept of ministry and helped plant a number of churches in the Middle Georgia area.
In 1990, the Gearhart family moved to Port Huron, Michigan, where Randy assumed oversight of Life of Faith Fellowship. Under his leadership, the church grew from 250 to 1150 in attendance at Sunday morning services. Randy was instrumental in the design and construction of a 93,000 square foot ministry center, built on 65 acres of land in Kimball, Michigan. He also served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Operation Transformation, an organization of local churches and pastors, and was a founding member and Vice-President of the Board of Directors of Landmark Academy, a Michigan Charter school.
In 2005, Randy, Debbi, and their daughter, Tiffany, returned to middle Georgia, where Randy oversees Randall Gearhart Ministries and serves as Senior Minister of Emerald City Christian Center in Dublin. He is actively involved in teaching God’s Word and is also working on a number of books that encourage Christian maturity and successful living in the Kingdom of God. He has a desire to help believers understand who they are Christ and to fulfill God’s will and purpose for their lives.
Randy and Debbi have been married 42 years and have four children and eight grandchildren.