Randy Marcial was born in Detroit in 1948 and graduated in 1965 from Cousino High School in Warren, Michigan. Randy attended Macomb Community College before joining the U.S. Navy in 1967 at the height of the Vietnam War.
He graduated from Naval Hospital Corps School in San Diego, California. In Vietnam, for four months he served as a bodyguard, aide and driver to his commanding officer and at his own request was subsequently transferred to the medical-evacuation emergency unit of the station hospital in Da Nang.
Back stateside, Randy served as an active member of the U.S. Naval Reserve for four years and received an honorable discharge.
Randy earned an associate’s degree from Macomb and graduated from Oakland University in 1977 with a bachelor of arts degree in secondary education. He also launched a career as an entrepreneur and businessman in the landscape and exterior design business, where he serves clients to this day, heading a family company.
In his most significant achievement, Randy has been married for 42 years to his wife, June. They have six children (five sons and one daughter) and eight grandchildren. They live in Rochester Hills, Michigan.
Randy’s primary passion is advancing the Gospel. In 1970, immediately upon his return from Vietnam, he experienced a profound conversion to Jesus Christ. He began serving in various capacities to share his faith with all who would hear. Randy built a ministry with Frank Majewski called Fisherman’s Net that met at his old home parish of St. Sylvester’s in Warren, and the two men preached and led it for several years.
He engaged in continual shoe-leather evangelism. Randy hosted an evangelistic radio program and co-hosted a local television show called Street Level. He also served for several years as chairman of the board of private Christian school, and Randy is former Michigan State Chairman of Citizens for Traditional Values.
Motivated by his Christian convictions, Randy also became heavily involved in the pro-life movement, in various ministries as well as in street protests around the country. He used his gifts of preaching and teaching to speak about the abortion issue and to share the gospel in that context.
Randy still speaks to all types of groups large and small about his Vietnam war experiences and the faith in Christ he found upon his return. Giving motivational challenges and hope to all who hear to become the best version of themselves that they were created to be. Semper Fidelis.
Purple haze, all in my brain. Lately things they don’t seem the same. Actin’ funny, but I don’t know why. Excuse me while I kiss the sky.