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Gary Randall is perhaps best known for his nearly twenty years on radio and television. Gary hosted The Gary Randall Program, a half-hour daily talk show that aired on KOIN TV Channel 6 in Portland, Oregon from 1978 to 1990. The highly rated show included interviews with James Dobson, Tim LaHaye, Chuck Swindoll, Phyllis Schlafly, Charles Colson, Pat Robertson, Bill Bright and other well-known Christian leaders. There were also interviews with unknown people who had a unique and inspiring story. The show was distributed by KOIN TV to twenty other markets in the U.S. and was seen daily on the Inspirational and Family Channels.
Gary also hosted a daily radio program for eight years, which was aired in Portland, Seattle, Spokane, and Eugene, Oregon.
Rev. Randall has been involved in humanitarian and Christian mission causes in underdeveloped countries since 1971. He has raised millions of dollars for the Mission of Mercy Hospital in Calcutta, India, the Teen Challenge Center in Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, Vietnam, theological training schools in Samoa, Kisumu, Kenya, and Blantyre, Malawi, Africa and 143 churches worldwide.
Gary is an ordained minister and has served more than twenty-five years as a senior pastor in Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon and as a youth and music pastor in Seattle, Salem, Oregon, and North Hollywood, California.
Gary has served on the board of the 27 million member National Association of Evangelicals since 1984 and is presently Chairman of the Oregon Association of Evangelicals.
He has served as a Consultant/Assistant to the President at Seattle Pacific University and George Fox Seminary.
In 1993, Gary and Dr. R.B. Pamplin, Jr. co-founded Pamplin Communications Corp., which includes Christian Supply stores, Pamplin Music Corp., Pamplin Entertainment Corp., and Pamplin Broadcasting Corp. The Christian Supply chain was expanded from six to twenty-five stores, the music company produced more than 1000 titles (click here to listen to a few) and the entertainment company created and produced a number of video projects including the popular Bibleman series for children. The broadcasting company currently owns and operates radio stations in Washington, Oregon, and California, including KPAM 860 in Portland.
Gary served as President, C.O.O., and Vice Chairman of the Board until he left the company in March, 2001.
Since 2001, Gary has consulted a number of organizations including Pamplin Communications, Corp. He is a frequent speaker for churches, service clubs, conventions, and leadership groups.
In 2004, Gary founded Faith and Freedom Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to advancing traditional, Judeo-Christian values in America.
In 2005 Faith and Freedom Foundation was merged into Washington Evangelicals for Responsible Government (WERG) which now operates as Faith and Freedom Network. Gary presently serves as President of the new organization.
Gary is married to Marjorie. They have three children: Stephanie, Michelle, and Gary Todd and have three grandchildren.