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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 info@epm.org. 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 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 info@epm.org and we will do our best to help you.

Will any of Randy's books be made into a movie?

May 19, 2010
There has been much interest in making Randy's book Deadline into a movie. In fact, the screenplay has already been written. However, it's been put on hold by the interested parties in order to secure the needed financing. But we have no idea when or if that will ever happen. And then we don't know how the casting would occur as we would not be involved in that process. But stay tuned to our website and if anything definite happens with the movie, we will be letting our readers know. Randy did write a novel based on ...