Randy Weiss Ph.D

President and Founder

Randy Weiss Ph.D

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His Testimony

Before he became the “respectable” Dr. Weiss: Randy was raised in an observant Jewish home in Gary, Indiana. In 1965, he joined a rock band. This led to heavy drug use and experimentation. In 1972, he had dreams of fame after he cut his 1st record.

January of 1973, he eloped with a lovely young Italian girl leaving on a combination honeymoon & record promotion tour. Within a couple of weeks, his new wife climbed out of their hand-painted 1964 VW. Bug and left him. On his honeymoon, Randy read “The Late Great Planet Earth.” His life was forever altered. God delivered him from drugs, restored his new marriage, and called Randy to salvation.

Since 1973, Randy has boldly proclaimed the truth of his Jewish Messiah. Friends, relatives,and the people he cared for the most were devastated by his transforming choice to serve the Lord. Nearly two years went by before his family would communicate with him. At that time, the conversation related to court costs and his parent’s intent to legally change Randy’s name. As you can imagine, it was a troublesome and painful situation.

Randy agreed to “go study with the Rabbis” to satisfy his parent’s wishes. As a result, he later earned a Master of Science in Jewish Studies degree from a well-respected Jewish institution. In that process of specialized study, Randy also learned about the Jewishness of the early Church.

It drew him deeper into faith and education. His fascination with the Jewish connection to Christianity led to three undergraduate degrees, two masters degrees, and finally, two doctorates.

This intense academic process has served him well in Christian television. It has given him the research skills to disarm the most intellectual skeptics while sharing the simple truth of the gospel. Randy’s Jewish wit, his warm humor, and his provocative barbs are mixed with a deep sense of Jewish heritage, a commitment to excellence, and an unshakable faith in the God of Israel who gave us His son, Jesus.

More About Dr. Weiss

Randy Weiss, Ph.D. of CrossTalk International (Founder, President) has over 40 years of experience in ministry, missions, and media outreach. He began his ministry in music in 1973 as a singer/ song-writer. This aspect of his ministry led to numerous occasions when he sang and testified at Nashville’s Grand Ole Gospel Time on the famous Friday night Grand Ole Opry.

From 1974 until the Iron Curtain came down, he worked with the Underground Church in Communist lands. In addition to serving as a producer and smuggler of Christian materials to the persecuted church, Dr. Weiss has also numerous academic and ministry achievements. In 1994, he launched CrossTalk, the long-running weekly television program that is still in production and seen internationally. He serves as president, host, and executive producer of the program.

In 2004, Dr. Weiss founded CIMA–the CrossTalk International Ministry Alliance. CIMA shines a TV spotlight on other “Christian soldiers in the trenches.” Wycliffe Bible Translators, Gospel For Asia, World Missionary Evangelism, and others have joined this alliance.

He also serves as host and executive producer of the highly acclaimed TV series, Today With God. The National Religious Broadcasters Association (NRB) has presented Dr. Weiss with the award for “The Best Television Teaching Program of the Year” to honor his efforts on Today With God.

Dr. Weiss formely served as the Government Affairs Liaison for the NRB Television Committee, and currently serves on the NRB Board of Directors. Randy is a founding member and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Advanced Television Broadcasting Alliance. He is also an experienced broadcaster and co-founder of the Low Power TV (LPTV) network Edge Spectrum, Inc. (ESI), and co-founder and chairman of the board of ARK Mediacom, Inc.

 

 

Other Works

  • Dr. Weiss lives in Dallas, TX with his wife, Adrienne and their six children. He is a Jewish believer in Jesus. He accepted Jesus Christ as Savior in 1973. He was a selfish, self-centered, arrogant musician. . . But God had a plan for Randy’s life! A Jewish believer in Jesus who asks “Why?”
  • SMUGGLER Hating religious oppression, he has worked with the Underground Church as a smuggler behind the former Iron Curtain.
  • SONGWRITER & GOSPEL ARTIST Composing over 200 songs, Dr. Weiss has recently authored: Does Jacob’s Trouble wear a Cross? Dr. Weiss has also performing at the Grand Ole Opry on eight occasions.
  • PROFESSOR Dean of Jewish Studies at Columbia Evangelical Seminary Adjunct Faculty at Global University
  • TV SHOW HOST
  • To schedule Randy for a lecture or to share his testimony, call 1-800-688-3422.

Education

While earning his Masters of Science in Jewish Studies from a well-respected Jewish institution, Randy learned about the Jewishness of the early Church. It drew him deeper into faith and education. His fascination with the Jewish connection to Christianity led to three undergraduate degrees, two masters degrees, and finally, two doctorates. This intense academic process has served him well in Christian television. It has given him the research skills to disarm the most intellectual skeptics while sharing the simple truth of the gospel. Randy’s Jewish wit, his warm humor, and his provocative barbs are mixed with a deep sense of Jewish heritage, a commitment to excellence, and an unshakable faith in the God of Israel who gave us His son, Jesus.

Complete List of Dr. Weiss’s Degrees:

Written Works

As the author of several books, Dr. Weiss has distinguished himself as thought provoking leader in the world of Jewish history and Jewish Christian Relations. Check out his collection of books and delve into a deeper understanding of the Jewishness of Jesus Christ.

Music & CDs

Dr. Weiss’s Ministry began with music in 1973 as a singer/ song-writer. This aspect of his ministry led to numerous occasions when he sang and testified at Nashville’s Grand Ole Gospel Time on the famous Friday night Grand Ole Opry. Since that time Dr. Weiss has continued to write preform and record original songs, many of which are used in his TV program CrossTalk.

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