Randy Alcorn is the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries (EPM), a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching biblical truth and drawing attention to the needy and how to help them. EPM exists to meet the needs of the unreached, unfed, unborn, uneducated, unreconciled and unsupported people around the world.
"My ministry focus is communicating the strategic importance of using our earthly time, money, possessions and opportunities to invest in need-meeting ministries that count for eternity," Alcorn says. "I do that by trying to analyze, teach and apply the implications of Christian truth."
Alcorn is the author of 27 books including:
* 50 Days of Heaven
* In Light of Eternity: Perspectives on Heaven
* Money, Possessions and Eternity
* Pro-Life Answers to Pro-Choice Arguments
* The Grace & Truth Paradox
* The Law of Rewards
* The Purity Principle
* The Treasure Principle
* Why ProLife?
* Women Under Stress
* Christians in the Wake of the Sexual Revolution (also called Restoring Sexual Sanity)
His novels include the best-sellers:
* Edge of Eternity
* Lord Foulgrin's Letters
* The Ishbane Conspiracy
* Safely Home
His children's books include:
* Heaven for Kids
* Tell Me About Heaven
* Wait Until Then
Before starting EPM in 1990, Alcorn co-pastored for thirteen years Good Shepherd Community Church outside Gresham, Oregon. He has ministered in many countries, including China, and is a popular teacher and conference speaker. Randy has taught on the part-time faculties of Western Seminary and Multnomah Bible College, both in Portland, Oregon.
Alcorn has written numerous articles for magazines such as Discipleship Journal, Moody, Leadership, New Man, and The Christian Reader. He produces the quarterly issues-oriented magazine Eternal Perspectives, and has been a guest on more than 500 radio and television programs including Focus on the Family, Family Life Today, The Bible Answer Man, Revive Our Hearts, Truths that Transform and Faith Under Fire.
Alcorn resides in Gresham, Oregon with his wife, Nanci, and their Dalmatian, Moses. The Alcorns have two married daughters, Karina and Angela.
Randy and Nanci are the proud grandparents of four grandsons: Jacob Gary Stump born August 3, 2004, Matthew James Franklin born November 12, 2004, and Tyler Daniel Stump born March 10, 2006, and the newest addition Jack Timothy Franklin born August 23, 2007.