Randy grew up with a very strong Jewish identity and from a young age had a strong desire to know God. His searches left him empty. It was the death of a classmate that forced him to ask hard questions. He began to read the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament. It was in the pages of the Bible he saw that it was not that God was far away from humanity, but rather that humanity was separated from God by sin. It was in reading the New Testament that Randy found the Messiah of Israel, Jesus, through whom men and women are reconciled to God.