315 South St., Anna, IL 62906
office (618) 833-5225
fax (618) 833-1877

Randy Carstens - Senior Pastor

Randy has served at First EPC since 2005

Prior to coming to First EPC, Randy served as Associate Pastor of Youth and Families at Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, MO from 1993 to 2005.

Randy holds degrees from Louisiana Tech University- Bachelor’s of Science in English, as well as a Masters of Divinity, from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS. He also has done doctoral work at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO.

Randy's passions: The Lord, His Word, seeing people grasp the truth of God’s grace found in the gospel and apply it to their lives. Also, family and his wife, Marilyn and their two cats. Cajun food.

On the future of First EPC: God has had his hand on FEPC over the years. I am privileged to have a part in what He has in store for the great people here at FEPC as we step out in faith on a great adventure.  

Hometown:  Alexandria, LA

Hobbies and Interests: Golf, skiing, basketball…well, all sports.

Family: Randy, wife Marilyn, sons Cullen, Cameron and Carter and daughter Taylor reside in Anna, IL.,

If I could recommend one book to someone: Desiring God by John Piper.

Favorite Movie: Friday Night Lights

In my CD Player: Third Day, Switchfoot, Linkin Park, Rush

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