Austin Randolph Adler
1945 - 2016
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Adler,Austin Randolph (“Randy”) Founder of the International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church, and a pioneer in converging often separated traditions in Christian worship, died on Friday from complications of a stroke. He was 71. Adler, who retired in 2007, preached in 70 countries, bringing together churches in East Africa divided by tribal and doctrinal differences, and re-centering the worship of tens of thousands of Christians around the Eucharist. Beginning in the early nineties, Adler introduced worship practices and theology from the first Christians into his non-denominational congregation in Southern California. This recovery of ancient Christianity led to connection with other independent churches around the United States and the Philippines that were introducing liturgies from the Book of Common Prayer and other sources into their evangelical and charismatic congregations. Founded in 1992, this communion of “convergence” churches led by Adler spread to Europe, Africa, and South America. There are now many such movements and churches throughout the world. Adler was born in Oceanside, California on November 14, 1945, and graduated from Pontiac Northern High School. He received the Doctor of Divinity from Christian International School of Theology. He was married to the late Eleanor E. “Betty” Adler on December 5, 1974. He is survived by his sons, Kenneth (Debbie) Tanner and Christopher (Kim), by his daughters, Mia (Ed) Harris and Jill Bonnin, by his sisters Debbie McKeever and Rebecca, and his brother, Charles. He has 41 grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, Betty, daughter, Gina, and three of his grandchildren. A viewing will take place at Pixley Funeral Home (3530 Auburn Rd, Auburn Hills) on Wed., Dec. 14, from 2 to 8 p.m. A liturgy of the Resurrection is scheduled for Thurs., Dec. 15, 11 a.m., at Holy Redeemer (3050 Grant Rd, Rochester Hills), with viewing for one hour prior to the service. All are welcome. He will be buried at White Chapel Cemetery in Troy. In addition, a memorial service will be held on the Feast of the Holy Innocents (Wed., December 28, 3 p.m.) at St. Michael’s Church (107 W Marquita, San Clemente, California). In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund was established to defray his funeral expenses. All funds not used to cover these costs will be divided between two charities: CEC for Life and CEC Missions. Bishop Adler Memorial Fund, Church of the Holy Redeemer, 2225 W. Auburn Road, Rochester Hills, Michigan 48309. Donations also accepted via PayPal:

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Published in The Oakland Press from Dec. 13 to Dec. 14, 2016.
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May 22, 2017
I have never forgotten the anointed prophecy Randy prayed over me while on a retreat in Rio Caliente, Mexico. A group of us were there on a nutrition and fasting retreat with Elmer Bueno and his wife Lee back in the early days of TBN. Randy was a featured speaker/teacher.
I look forward to seeing Randy in heaven. He was truly an authentic man of God.
Angela Vittucci
April 1, 2017
He was a great influence in my life. He will be missed.
James Bryan
December 17, 2016
My heart breaks on the loss of such a loving and caring Father and grandfather.
Know that not even death is so great that our heavenly Father cannot comfort us. Draw close to God, and he will draw close to you.James 4:8. He will bind up the brokenhearted and comfort all who mourn. (Isaiah 61:1, 2) may the love and prayers shared by those who surround you bring you comfort and peace.
Thomas R. Wright
December 15, 2016
Thank You Lord for the gift of this man. May he now rest in Your Presence for ever. Amen.
Robert Dalgleish
December 14, 2016
Bishop Adler was an anointed man...I am from Orlando, Florida and attended the Church that he pastored in the 1980"s. "He was a Great Man"
A faithful Servant....
Floralee Anderson Shindoll
December 14, 2016
So very thankful for Abp. Adler's life, commitment and faithfulness to our Lord Jesus Christ's calling upon his life and the vision that became the I.C.C.E.C. and the eternal impact he has had on me and my family. Grieving with so many in this time of his absence but, rejoicing in and celebrating the knowledge that we will spend an eternity together with him and our Lord Christ whom Abp. so enlivened us to His REAL presence in the Eucharist. In Him, Mike Caughron and family, Cathedral Church of the King, Olathe, KS
Mike Caughron
December 14, 2016
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
December 14, 2016
Judy & Dn. Steve Phelps
December 12, 2016
May you find comfort from God
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