Dr. Randy Roberts
Randy Roberts was born in South America of missionary parents Bob and Bettye Roberts. Until college age, the majority of his life was spent in Latin American countries.
In 1981, Randy graduated from Southwestern Adventist University in Keene, Texas, with a major in Theology, and a minor in Modern Languages. For over five years he was a pastor in the Texas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. During this time he completed a Master of Divinity degree from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, from which he graduated in 1985.
In 1987, he began work as a chaplain at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, California. For over seven years he provided patient and staff support, spiritual care and counseling. He was also instrumental in establishing and leading the Medical Center’s grief recovery program. During this time he completed a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at United States International University in San Diego, California. He is licensed as a marriage and family therapist by the state of California.
In early 1994, he began teaching full-time with the Loma Linda University Faculty of Religion. While there, he worked as Associate Professor of Theology and Ministry and served as the Associate Dean for the Faculty of Religion. In 1996, he completed his studies and graduated with a Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. While with the Faculty of Religion, he also served on the pastoral staff of the Corona Seventh-day Adventist Church, (from 1996-2000), the latter part of that time serving as the senior pastor. In September of 2000, he began his duties as the senior pastor of the Loma Linda University Church of Seventh-day Adventists in Loma Linda, California.
Randy has spoken to many and varied audiences both nationally and internationally; has written articles for various publications; and has authored one book for Pacific Press, entitled, The End is Near (Again). Randy is married to Anita (Justiniano) Roberts. They have a son named Austin, and a daughter named Miranda. Hobbies include playing sports, cheering for the Dallas Cowboys(!), and reading.