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God in the Bullpen: The Randy Lerch Story

 God in the Bullpen! How else would one describe the One who rescued a major league pitcher? Many professional athletes have experimented with drugs. When I was told by a respected veteran that I would never make it in the major leagues without amphetamines, I trusted him and took them. They gave me a feeling of invincibility, but they hurt my performance. Soon, the “greenies” became a habit, and eventually I washed them down with alcohol. Of course, that became a habit, too. Eventually, addiction led to failed rehabilitation efforts and an automobile accident while driving impaired that nearly took my life.  When I reached the lowest point ever, the ultimate relief pitcher, God, came from the bullpen and saved my life. I was later diagnosed with cirrhosis. My liver was incurably damaged by the alcohol. With His help, I am battling this, but only God can know how much time I have left.  

About the author

Randy Lerch is a former Major League baseball player and spent eleven years in the Big Leagues. After baseball, Randy managed a family-owned restaurant and later was an administrator in the field of underground utility construction.  He and his wife, Maria, live in the Sierra Mountains East of his birthplace of Sacramento. They are blessed with two grown children and four wonderful grandchildren. 

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Harold A. Lerch, Sr.

My background

Harold A. Lerch, Sr. is a retired professional engineer.  He and his wife, Jeanne, have two children, Harold (and Michele) and Joanne, (and Dylan) who gave them eight wonderful grandchildren: Mariah, Rochele, Christian, Drew, Alex, Kylee, Shelly, and Gabriele.

My faith

The author accepts the Bible as the infallible Word of God and literal history of the world, beginning with Special Creation.

My mission

The author's books support the view that the Bible is God's Word and gives an account of real, historical events.  All books discuss and support Special Creation as the true origin of all matter and life.  Word to the World Ministries is an outreach of author Harold A. Lerch, Sr., and provides free materials to all who will use them for their intended purpose.

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Admittedly "not a speaker," Lerch writes eloquently about the subject of creation.  -Mary Margaret Pecht, The Sentinel, September 14, 2002

"Lerch used his Engineering background as motivation to focus on creating a book that was well-organized and easy-to-read."  -John Finnerty, The Daily Item, August 10, 2002


The good, big news!

God made us and loves us.  We were the grand finale of His special creation.  Though we sinned and spoiled His perfect creation, He wants us to spend eternity with Him, apart from evil.  He sent His Son, the Messiah, to die for our Sins: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Romans 3:23.  But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: John 1:12.  Salvation is a free gift.  If you do not know Jesus Christ as your Savior, will you accept this gift right now?  Simply pray, “Dear God, I know I am a sinner.  I believe Jesus died on the cross for my sins, and rose again.  I receive Jesus now as my Savior.  In Jesus Name.  Amen.”

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