Devotion & Distraction
Sunday morning sermon given by Pastor Randy Heckert to the people of Gilead Friends Church on September 13th, 2015.
Randy is taking the position of EFC-ER Regional Superintendent starting in October. He has been the University Pastor at Malone since 1997. Prior to serving at Malone, he served as a pastor in the Evangelical Friends Church in Deerfield, Ohio; Sarasota, Fla., and Salem, Ohio. Between 1982 and 1988, he was chaplain for the United States Army, serving at Fort Still, Okla., Fort Bragg, N.C., and in Sinai, Egypt, with the 82nd Airborne Division.
Pastor Randy has a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Youngstown State University, and the M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Ill.) He is married to Kathy; the couple has two married sons and several grandchildren. In addition, the Heckerts own and operate Hambleton House Bed and Breakfast in Canton.