Topic: Frequently Asked Questions

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How can I get a response from Randy on a personal issue?

March 24, 2010
Randy is unable to personally write or counsel individuals due to the volume of emails and letters he receives each week. However, he does have assistants who are dedicated to providing biblical answers to your questions. You may email them at   If you have a question related to a topic Randy has written on, we recommend searching our resource library to see if he has already addressed your question.

Is Randy a pastor?

May 11, 2010
Randy was a pastor at Good Shepherd Community Church in Boring, Oregon for 13 years. In 1990, he left that position after a civil court judgment was found against a pro-life group—of which he was a participant—for peaceful, nonviolent civil disobedience at an abortion clinic. The judgment led him to resign as a pastor and start Eternal Perspective Ministries. See "How Did EPM Begin" for the complete story. See also "Do you remember when the Lord called you into ministry?"

Does Randy receive a salary from EPM?

May 19, 2010
EPM is a 501C (3) and the Alcorns give away 100% of the royalties from Randy's books.*  Randy has never accepted the royalties. Previously, he was paid minimum wage from the ministry, along with some small benefits and his wife's supplemental salary at a secretary's wage for some part time work. Since his wife is longer being paid as an EPM employee as of 2013, Randy’s wages have also been increased to make up the supplemental salary. (Learn more about EPM’s finances.) *90% to other worthy Christian organizations and 10%  to EPM (to help offset ...

How can I check the status of my order?

May 19, 2010
If you provided us with an email address at the time you placed your order, tracking information will be sent to you when your order has shipped. You can also check to see if your check has cleared or if your credit card has been charged.  If you still have questions, you may call us at 503-668-5200, or email us at When you call or email, please give us the following information:
  • Your name, complete address, phone number, and email address.
  • The approximate date you placed the order
  • How you placed your order: online, over the phone ...

Can I reprint or reproduce an article from your website?

May 19, 2010
Feel free to reproduce and distribute any articles written by Randy Alcorn, in part or in whole, in any format, provided that you do not alter the wording in any way or charge a fee beyond the cost of reproduction. It is our desire to spread this information, not protect or restrict it.

Please include the following statement on any distributed copy: by Randy Alcorn, Eternal Perspective Ministries, 39085 Pioneer Blvd., Suite 206, Sandy, OR 97055, 503-668-5200,

Can EPM recommend any churches near me?

May 19, 2010
Randy believes it is essential for people to find Bible-believing, Christ-centered churches to help them in their spiritual growth.

If you would like a church recommendation for your area, please call our office at (503) 668-5200 or e-mail and we will do our best to help you.