Since stepping out on a solo ministry path, John Randolph has been making a mark for God in the Christian Country music world. After serving for six years as the lead singer for the East Texas based Southern Gospel group The CrossMen, John made the decision to follow his heart and roots back to Texas…and country music.
“I grew up with country music blaring 24/7 on some form of a stereo, TV, radio or record player. My dad put down a foundation that was too deep to consider any other form of music,” John says. “Country music has always had a way of touching hearts and getting people to feel the emotion of the song – the lyrics, the music, the instruments, and the beat – when you infuse the Gospel of Jesus Christ, it becomes a force that changes lives! I’m just honored that God allows me to be a part of His army to spread His message like this.”
His most recent release - the single “A Star Is Born” - is a great reminder during this time of year what the true Reason for the Season is that causes us to stop and pause this time of year. “The first time I heard this song, it really spoke to me about how we run a little too much and we need to realize that there is a bigger reason for all that we do during this season,” John said. “Christmas is my favorite time of the year and the opportunity to cut a song like this was truly a blessing.”
With his first full year of solo ministry wrapping up, John has received several accolades from both fans and other industry professionals. In June, John was nominated as a Top 5 Finalist for the King Country Agape Fest’s Male Horizon Award. His first solo radio release “Call Me Old Fashioned” has been on the Christian Voice Magazine Christian Country Chart since April 2012 and is still receiving heavy air play throughout the CCM radio world.
“It has truly been an unbelievable year for us! Having a song like “Call Me Old Fashioned” that has really touched people’s hearts was more than we could have hoped for,” John said. “We have had the chance to minister and share the stage this past year with guys like Tommy Brandt, Chuck Day, Wes McMillian, Danny Ray Harris and Hunter Erwin – some of the true trailblazers in Christian Country music – and it has been so humbling. We have sought to place God first in all we do and working with guys like this gives us great examples to follow.”
As for next steps, John will be releasing in January 2013 his second national CCM release – a self-penned song titled “Without You.” The song will be the initial release off his first full-length CD project that will hit the streets at the time of the single release.
John and Cindy, his wife of 16 years, call East Texas home along with their two teenage daughters – Lacie and Alyse. To learn more about John, visit www.jrministries.com. You can also find him on Facebook at facebook.com/johnrandolphministries and follow him on Twitter @johnerandolph. For booking inquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact John directly at email@example.com