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Scripture teaches us to be specific in our prayers. With that lesson in mind we want you to agree with us in the following way.

1. Pray for enough to cover 3 salaries for the radio station that we may have people on site.
2. Pray for a company Motor Home so long trips can be taken in comfort and equipment can be carried.
3. Pray that God will continue to give wisdom to Hunter Logan to handle the things God has in store for HLE Radio

HLE Monthly Top 20

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DECEMBER

1.  Broad Road – Peter MacDougall
2.  Soul Talk – T Graham Brown & Jason Crabb
3.  Look Up – Chloe Goss
4.  Daddy’s Song – Adrienne Haupt
5.  Lean on the Lord – Crossfire Gospel Band
6.  Treading Water – The Arenos
7.  Six Strong Men – Michael Lee, Zack & Rodney
8.  Can I Get an Amen – Mike Sanford
9.  Take This Country Back – John Randolph
10  I Want You to Know – Wes McMillian
11  Living My Life for Jesus – Walking Wounded Project
12  Sowing Seeds – Kirby Staley
13  Church of the Chevrolet – Kevin Jones Family
14  All God’s Business – Marlon Sharp & Cowboys at the Cross
15  Brand New Want To – John Steed
16  3 Chords and the Truth – Isaac Cole
17  Unclouded Day – Tommy Brandt
18  What This World Needs – Taylon Hope
19  Jesus Was a Rebel – Steve Robison
20  Grow Through  – Michael Lee

NOVEMBER

1.  Soul Talk – T Graham Brown & Jason Crabb
2.  Broad Road – Peter MacDougall
3.  Look Up – Chloe Goss
4.  Daddy’s Song – Adrienne Haupt
5.  Lean on the Lord – Crossfire Gospel Band
6.  Treading Water – The Arenos
7.  Take This Country Back – John Randolph
8.  I Want You to Know – Wes McMillian
9.  Living My Life for Jesus – Wounded Warrior Project
10 Six Strong Men – Michael Lee & Zack & Rodney
11 Good Hands Now – John Steed
12 Church of the Chevrolet – Kevin Jones Family
13 Can I Get An Amen – Mike Sanford
14 Sowing Seeds – Kirby Staley
15 Jesus Was a Rebel – Steve Roberson
16 3 Chords and the Truth – Isaac Cole
17 All God’s Business – Marlon Sharp & Cowboys at the Cross
18 Unclouded Day – Tommy Brandt
19 What This World Needs – Taylon Hope
20 Overcome – John Steed

October

1  Soul Talk – T Graham Brown/Jason Crabb
2  Broad Road – Peter MacDougall
3  Look Up – CHloe Goss
4  Daddy’s Song – Adrienne Haupt
5  Overcome – John Steed
6  Lean on the Lord – Crossfire Gospel Band
7  Take This Country Back – John Randolph
8  I Want You to Know – Wes McMillian
9  Jesus Was a Rebel – Steve Roberson
10 Church of the Chevrolet – Kevin Jones Family
11 Don’t Bring the Cowboy Out in Me – Cross Country the Band
12 What This World Needs – Taylon Hope
13 Living My Live for Jesus – Walking Wounded Project
14 All God’s Business – Marlon Sharp & Cowboys at the Cross
15 Treading Water – The Arenos
16 I’m Just a Kid – Isaac Cole
17 Water Snake Revival – Epp Mevin Walls
18 Good Hands Now – John Steed
19 Sowing Seeds – Kirby Staley
20 He’ll Take Care of You – T Graham Brown/Vince Gill

September

1.  Overcome – John Steed
2.  Soul Talk – T Graham Brown/Jason Crabb
3.  Jesus Was a Rebel – Steve Roberson
4.  Don’t Bring the Cowboy Out in Me – Cross Country the Band
5.  Broad Road – Peter MacDougall
6.  I’m Just a Kid – Isaac Cole
7.  Daddy’s Song – Adrienne Haupt
8.  I Want You to Know – Wes McMillian
9.  All God’s Business – Marlon Sharp and Cowboys at the Cross
10 Take This Country Back – John Randolph
11 Look Up – Chloe Goss
12 A Little Praying – Jeff Stansberry
13 Lean on the Lord – Crossfire Gospel Band
14 Church of the Chevrolet – Kevin Jones Family
15 What This World Needs – Taylon Hope
16 Giddy Up – Steve Waldrip
17 He’ll Take Care of You – T Graham Brown/Vince Gill
18 Water Snake Revival – Epp Mevin Walls
19 King of the Road – Roger Barkley Jr
20 Living My Life for Jesus – Walking Wounded Project

AUGUST

1 He’ll Take Care of You – T Graham Brown/Vince Gill
2 Overcome – John Steed
3 Jesus Was a Rebel – Steve Roberson
4 A Little Praying – Jeff Stansberry
5 Don’t Bring the Cowboy Out in Me – Cross Country the Band
6 I Want You to Know – Wes McMillian
7 I’m Just a Kid – Isaac Cole
8 Broad Road – Peter MacDougall
9 Giddy Up – Steve Waldrip
10 Daddy’s Song – Adrienne Haupt
11 All God’s Business – Marlon Sharp & Cowboys at the Cross
12 Heaven is My Home – Taylor Fife Band
13 I Want to Take This Country Back – John Randolph
14 King of the Road – Roger Barkley Jr
15 Water Snake Revival – Epp Mevin Walls
16 Just Aint Enough – Steve Shirey
17 God’s Got a Hold of Me – Higher Ground
18 Church of the Chevrolet – Kevin Jones Family
19 What This World Needs – Taylon Hope
20 Look Up – Chloe Goss

July

1  He’ll Take Care of You – T Graham Brown/Vince Gill
2  Jesus Was a Rebel – Steve Roberson
3  Overcome – John Steed
4  A Little Praying – Jeff Stansberry
5  God Made it Right – Marlon Sharp & Cowboys at the Cross
6  I Want You to Know – Wes McMillian
7  Don’t Bring the Cowboy Out in Me – Cross Country the Band
8  I’m Just a Kid – Isaac Cole
9  Daddy’s Song – Adrienne Haupt
10 Heaven is My Home – Taylor Fife Band
11 Broad Road – Peter MacDougall
12 God’s Got a Hold of Me – Higher Ground
13 I Want to Take This Country Back – John Randolph
14 Just Aint Enough – Steve Shirey
15 King of the Road – Roger Barkley Jr
16 Giddy Up – Steve Waldrip
17 Big House – Jayc Harold
18 Feeling of Praise – Peter MacDougall
19 I Won’t Apologize – The Roarks
20 All God’s Business – Marlon Sharp & Cowboys at the Cross

JUNE

1. Jesus Was a Rebel – Steve Roberson
2. God Made it Right – Marlon Sharp
3. A Little Praying – Jeff Stansberry
4. Overcome – John Steed
5. Heaven is My Home – Taylor Fife Band
6. Giddy Up – Steve Waldrip
7. Did I Matter – Charee White
8. I Want You to Know – Wes McMillian
9. I’m Just a Kid – Isaac Cole
10 Don’t Bring the Cowboy Out in Me – Cross Country the Band
11 Feeling of Praise – Peter MacDougall
12 I Want to Take this Country Back – John Randolph
13 Seven Days – Red Roots
14 Big House – Jayc Harold
15 Just Aint Enough – Steve Shirey
16 Daddy’s Song – Adrienne Haupt
17 God’s Got a Hold of Me – Higher Ground
18 Why Give Him a Reason – Chloe Goss
19 We Don’t Have to Say Goodbye – Roger Barkley Jr
20 Broad Road – Peter MacDougall

 

 

MAY

1. Jesus Was a Rebel – Steve Robinson
2. Did I Matter – Charee White
3. Feeling of Praise – Peter MacDougall
4. God Made it Right – Marlon Sharp & Cowboys at the Cross
5. A Little Praying – Jeff Stansberry
6. Heaven is My Home – Taylor Fife Band
7. I’m Just a Kid – Isaac Cole
8. Seven Days – Red Roots
9. Giddy Up – Steve Waldrip
10 Overcome – John Steed
11 I Want You to Know – Wes McMillian
12 The Rebel – Jamie Lee Thurston
13 Take this Country Back – John Randolph
14 Why Give Him a Reason – Chloe Goss
15 Big House – Jayc Harold
16 Just Aint Enough – Steve Shirey
17 God’s Got a Hold of Me – Higher Ground
18 Daddy’s Song – Adrienne Haupt
19 Don’t Bring the Cowboy Out in Me – Cross Country the Band
20 We Don’t Have to Say Goodbye – Roger Barkley Jr.

 

April

1.  Feeling of Praise – Peter MacDougall

2.  Jesus Was a Rebel – Steve Roberson
3.  Did I Matter – Charee White
4.  Something Inside of Me – Nick Nichols
5.  Why Give Him a Reason – Chloe Goss
6.  A Little Praying – Jeff Stansberry
7.  Heaven is My Home – Taylor Fife Band
8.  That’s Where the Faith Comes In – Adrienne Haupt
9.  God Made it Right – Marlon Sharp & Cowboys at the Cross
10  I’m Just a Kid – Isaac Cole
11  Seven Days – Red Roots
12  Country Boy – Tommy Brandt
13  Giddy Up – Steve Waldrip
14  Take This Country Back – John Randolph
15  Thank God I’m a Cowboy – Marlon Sharp & Cowboys at the Cross
16  I Can Stand – Emily Faith
17  The Rebel – Jamie Lee Thurston
18  Just Ain’t Enough – Steve Shirey
19  Overcome – John Steed
20  I Want You to Know – Wes McMillian

 

 

March

1. Feeling of Praise – Peter MacDougall
2. Why Give Him a Reason – Chloe Goss
3. Jesus Was a Rebel – Steve Roberson
4. Did I Matter – Charee White
5. Something Inside of Me – Nick Nichols
6. That’s Where the Faith Comes In – Adrienne Haupt
7. A Little Praying – Jeff Stansberry
8. Heaven is my Home – Taylor Fife Band
9. Thank God I’m a Cowboy – Marlon Sharp & Cowboys at the Cross
10 Seven Days – Red Roots
11 Walkin Talkin Miracle – The Tiptons
12 I’m Just a Kid – Isaac Cole
13 Narrow Road – Justin Todd Herod
14 I Can Stand – Emily Faith
15 Take This Country Back – John Randolph
16 Country Boy – Tommy Brandt
17 Giddy Up – Steve Waldrip
18 Just Aint Enough – Steve Shirey
19 Christian Country Jesus Freak – Roger Barkley Jr & Epp Mevin Walls
20 Cowboy for Jesus – Crossfire Gospel Band

February 2014

1. Why Give Him A Reason – Chloe Goss
2. Feeling of Praise – Peter MacDougall
3. That’s Where the Faith Comes In – Adrienne Haupt
4. Jesus Was a Rebel – Steve Roberson
5. Did I Matter – Charee White
6. Something Inside of Me – Nick Nichols
7. A Little Praying – Jeff Stansberry
8. Heaven Is My Home – Taylor Fife Band
9. Thank God I’m a Cowboy – Marlon Sharp & Cowboys at the Cross
10 Walkin Talkin Miracle – The Tiptons
11 Narrow Road – Justin Todd Herod
12 Seven Days – Red Roots
13 I Can Stand – Emily Faith
14 I’m Just a Kid – Isaac Cole
15 Take This Country Back – John Randolph
16 Giddy Up – Steve Waldrip
17 Country Boy – Tommy Brandt
18 Cowboy for Jesus – Crossfire Gospel Band
19 Christian Country Jesus Freak – Roger Barkley Jr & Epp Mevin Walls
20 Living Stones – Carol Hogner

January 2014

1  Why Give Him a Reason – Chloe Goss
2  That’s Where the Faith Comes In – Adrienne Haupt
3  Feeling of Praise – Peter MacDougall
4  Jesus Was a Rebel – Steve Roberson
5  Something Inside of Me – Nick Nichols
6  Narrow Road – Justin Todd Herod
7  Did I Matter – Charee White
8  You Want War – Steve Waldrip
9  Seven Days – Red Roots
10 Walkin Talkin Miracle – The Tiptons
11 Thank God I’m a Cowboy – Marlon Sharp & Cowboys at the Cross
12 A Little Praying – Jeff Stansberry
13 Come Down Blood of the Lamb – Dave McMahon
14 Christian Country Jesus Freak – Roger Barkley Jr & Epp Mevin Walls
15 I Can Stand – Emily Faith
16 Living Stones – Carol Hogner
17 Cowboy for Jesus – Crossfire Gospel Band
18 Heaven is My Home – Taylor Fife Band
19 Take This Country Back – John Randolph
20 Country Boy – Tommy Brandt

December

1. That’s Where the Faith Comes In – Adrienne Haupt
2. Why Give Him a Reason – Chloe Goss
3. Feeling of Praise – Peter MacDougall
4. Narrow Road – Justin Todd Herod
5. Did I Matter – Charee White
6. You Want War – Steve Waldrip
7. Christian Country Jesus Freak – Roger Barkley Jr – Epp Mevin Walls
8. Cowboy for Jesus – Crossfire Gospel Band
9. Seven Days – Red Roots
10 Something Inside of Me – Nick Nichols
11 When I Got Saved – Steve Shirey
12 Jesus Was a Rebel – Steve Roberson
13 Come Down Blood of the Lamb – Dave McMahon
14 Walkin Talkin Miracle – The Tiptons
15 Thank God I’m a Cowboy – Marlon Sharp & Cowboys at the Cross
16 Living Stones – Carol Hogner
17 I Can Stand – Emily Faith
18 Pray – Hunter Cook
19 Walk Right Up – Peter MacDougall
20 Pour Down Your Blessing – Roger Barkley Jr

 

November

1. That’s Where the Faith Comes In – Adrienne Haupt

2. Why Give Him a Reason – Chloe Goss
3. Narrow Road – Justin Todd Herod
4. Feeling of Praise – Peter MacDougall
5. Christian Country Jesus Freak – Roger Barkley Jr & Epp Mevin Walls
6. When I Got Saved – Steve Shirey
7. Cowboy for Jesus – Crossfire Gospel Band
8. You Want War You Got One – Steve Waldrip
9. Come Down Blood of the Lamb – Dave McMahon
10 Did I Matter – Charee White
11 Pray – Hunter Cook
12 What Happened – The Roarks
13 Too Cool to Care – Branded
14 Living Stones – Carol Hogner
15 Seven Days – Red Roots
16 Walk Right Up – Peter MacDougall
17 Slinging Steel – Crossfire Gospel Band
18 Something Inside of Me – Nick Nichols
19 Thank God I’m a Cowboy – Marlon Sharp & Cowboys at the Cross
20 I Can Stand – Emily Faith

October

1. That’s Where the Faith Comes In – Adrienne Haupt
2. Cowboy for Jesus – Crossfire Gospel Band
3. Feeling of Praise – Peter MacDougall
4. Christian Country Jesus Freak – Roger Barkley Jr and Epp Mevin Walls
5. Why Give Him a Reason – Chloe Goss
6. When I Got Saved – Steve Shirey
7. Pray – Hunter Cook
8. Narrow Road – Justin Todd Herod
9. Strong Heart – Rachel Dampier
10 You Want War – Steve Waldrip
11 Come Down Blood of the Lamb – Dave McMahon\
12 What Happened – The Roarks
13 Too Cool to Care – Branded
14 Here For You – Branded
15 Did I Matter – Charee White
16 Tell the World – Brooks Crossing
17 Living Stones – Carol Hogner
18 Walk Right Up – Peter MacDougall
19 Slinging Steel – Crossfire Gospel Band
20 Seven Days – Red Roots

 

September

1. That’s Where the Faith Comes In – Adrienne Haupt

2. Cowboy for Jesus – Crossfire Gospel Band

3. Christian Country Jesus Freak – Roger Barkley Jr and Epp Mevin Walls

4. Feeling of Praise – Peter MacDougall

5. Why Give Him a Reason – Chloe Goss

6. What Happened – The Roarks

7. When I Got Saved – Steve Shirey

8. Pray – Hunter Cook

9. Tell the World – Brooks Crossing

10 Strong Heart – Rachel Dampier

11 Movin On – Nikki Headley

12 Amaze Me – Pamela Weibe

13 You Want War – Steve Waldrip

14 Come Down Blood of the Lamb – Dave McMahon

15 Without You – John Randolph

16 Slinging Steel – Crossfire Gospel Band

17 Too Cool to Care – Branded

18 Walk Right Up – Peter MacDougall

19 Jesus in a Song – Melinda McFarlin

20 Narrow Road – Justin Todd Herod

 

 

August

1. Cowboy for Jesus – Crossfire Gospel Band
2. Christian Country Jesus Freak – Roger Barkley Jr & Epp Mevin Walls
3. That’s Where the Faith Comes In – Adrienne Haupt
4. Whisper of a Warrior – Cindy Hughlett
5. Why Give Him a Reason – Chloe Goss
6. Pray – Hunter Cook
7. Walk Right Up – Peter MacDougall
8. Tell the World – Brooks Crossing
9. Strong Heart – Rachel Dampier
10 When I Got Saved – Steve Shirey
11 Movin On – Nikki Headley
12 What Happened – The Roarks
13 Dim Lights and Coors Light – Dwayne Hudson
14 Amaze Me – Pamela Wiebe
15 Come Down Blood of the Lamb – Dave McMahon
16 Without You – John Randolph
17 Jesus in a Song – Melinda McFarlin
18 Feeling of Praise – Peter MacDougall
19 You Want a War – Steve Waldrip
20 Even When I Fall – Greg McDougal

 

 

 

July

JULY

1. Cowboy for Jesus – Crossfire Gospel Band

2. Christian Country Jesus Freak – Roger Barkley Jr & Epp Mevin Walls

3. Dim Light and Coors Lights – Dwayne Hudson

4. When I Got Saved – Steve Shirey

5. Spend a Little Time – Stacey Willcutt

6. Walk Right Up – Peter MacDougall

7. Whisper of a Warrior – Cindy Hughlett

8. Without You – John Randolph

9. Pray – Hunter Cook

10 That’s Where the Faith Comes In – Adrienne Haupt

11 Even When I Fall – Greg McDougal

12 Come Down Blood of the Lamb – Dave McMahon

13 Strong Heart – Rachael Dampier

14 Why Give Him a Reason – Chloe Goss

15 Tell the World – Brooks Crossing

16 Amaze Me – Pamela Weibe

17 Jesus in A Song – Melinda McFarlin

18 Movin On – Nikki Headley

19 Dirt Road Prayer – Charee White

20 Daddy’s Little Girl – Mike Rimmey

 
 
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John Randolph

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“Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul. I will praise the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live!”
– Psalm 146:1-2

 John Randolph

The book of Psalms is a walk through the life of David that spans many years and many emotions. From joy and happiness to despair and total loss – but in all places David never lost sight of His calling and never stopped earnestly seeking God’s will and way for his life.

While he will never profess to be anywhere close the man that David was, John’s life shows that there is hope for even the simplist of people from a king like David, to a murderer like Paul. John’s hearts desire is  to be used as an instrument by our Heavenly Father through music and His word to encourage others and show what He can do if you are willing to give up your life, take up your cross and follow Him daily!

We serve a mighty God who can use anyone to deliver His message – small children, teenagers, middle-aged professionals or in Moses’ case, an 89-year-old convicted murderer. The world will tell you you’re too old, too young, too busy, have too many obligations to serve God. The world will tell you that you’re too much of a sinner, too far gone or too far down the road you have chosen to travel. The world will tell you that you’re story is too far into the book to be rewritten. John is living proof that God is a faithful and just God who is the ultimate Author and Finisher of the story of our lives and The Story of Your Life isn’t over till He says so!

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Crossfire Gospel Band

Randy Reeves – Lead vocals, guitar, harmonica, mandolin, violin, good preach’in

Randy was born in 1955 in Baytown Texas. “We moved to Sweeney and West Columbia Texas before moving to Overton Texas where my father began pastoring his first church. Mom and Dad are the reason I have any knowledge of who God is and how His Son Jesus saved me when I was not worthy of His grace. They have had the most influence on my life. Being raised in a Christian home is without description. I could only imagine where I’d be without that most important part of my life”. His first opportunity to sing was there in Overton at the church his father pastored. “At the age of 4 my mother would put me up on the piano stool so I could see the crowd and she and my older brother would sing the verses to “Until Then” while she played. When they would get to the chorus I would take the lead part because I couldn’t yet read and it was the only part of the song I had memorized”.

They moved from there to a small community 26 miles north of Jacksboro Texas called Squaw Mountain. “Daddy took a church there and we loved it. It was like the old west and some of the fondest memories I have are of that place”.  It was there that Randy rode his first horse and fell in love with the cowboy life. He loves to tell the story of that first ride as it was not only his but also his brother’s. “It was a retired race horse and it ran away with my brother on it, all the way back to the owner’s house about a mile away”. It’s a hilarious tale that Randy loves to tell, so if you ever meet him just ask and he’ll be glad to tell it. Just be ready to laugh yourself silly.

As with most ministry families the Reeves were soon to be on the move again. From Squaw Mountain they headed back east to town of Sabine Texas. “Dad didn’t take a church there, we just moved and as a kid I didn’t understand why. From me earliest memory Dad was the pastor and I was the preacher’s kid. Yeah, I know..PK’s are the worst. But I was different. I was the worst and then some. Just ask my brother” says Randy. “At that time Dad led the singing at my uncle’s church in Chapel Hill, about 30 minutes from our house”. It was at that time that Randy began writing songs. “I remember the first time I ever wrote a song that rhymed because it got me in so much trouble. We were driving in the car and passed a man mowing his yard and I began making up a song. The next to the last line of the song ended with the word “grass” and it was the rhyming word in the last line that got me in hot water”.  In his defense Randy says that the word is indeed in the Bible. Randy’s brother Ronnie and their cousin began singing together at that same church in Chapel Hill. “We would practice on Sunday afternoons while driving around Chapel Hill and Tyler. It was great! Three part harmony. We even had matching blazers to wear. We thought we were the real deal”.

From there the Reeves’ were off to Grandbury Texas where Randy’s father had taken another pastorate. “What a relief”!! explains Randy. “My reputation as a mean little preachers kid was once again secure”. But it was a culture shock moving from the country to one block off the town square. Even if it was as small a town as Grandbury.  One Christmas there  he received his first musical instrument. “It was a snare drum and I beat the hide off that thing. One day I walked into the church and there was a whole set of drums. I thought I had died and gone to heaven” said Randy. Unfortunately, they belonged to another man and Randy wasn’t allowed to play them. Bummer, but it wouldn’t matter though as his drumming career was soon to be over.

Moving to yet another “too small to be on the map” town in Texas called Tarkington Prairie Randy was introduced to the instrument that would help kick start his songwriting skills. Randy’s brother Ronnie had had an accident in wood shop while in school in Grandbury, and had lost three of his fingers. Randy’s father bought him a guitar to help with therapy. “Dad played the guitar and piano, only in the key of C but could gin out some mean boogie woogie on them keys. One day a friend of mine picked up that guitar and showed me how play some funky licks on it and I said goodbye to the drums”. Randy spent every minute he could working on those licks and all this was for him the beginning of what God, in His time, would bring him to.

It was at Tarkington Prairie that Randy’s father would take his last pastorate. “The Lord had showed him this and as a fledgling teenager I was sick of moving, so when he shared this with the family I was so happy. We could finally stay in one place and I could quit taking a whooping for being the new kid at school.” Randy made new friends and settled in. Everything was going very well for the Reeves family when 3 1/2 years later God called his father home to heaven. “I was turned upside down. Having no house to live in, only the parsonage, we had to find a place to live. The church offered to let us stay as long as we wanted but momma knew the church needed to look for another pastor to replace Dad”. So the Reeves moved to Chandler to live with Mrs. Reeves’ sister.

After the death of Randy’s father, the family carried on in ministry. “Many times and in many churches after that we would sing to the glory of the Lord. I knew I was to sing for Jesus. I did have my rebellious years but never pursued trying to be famous or be a “singer”. I’ve always felt the call of music ministry and sang with different groups. All of whom were a growing experience of me. I guess I never felt conformed to traditional church music. It’s not that I don’t like it, I just feel a different beat and style in my heart and head. I don’t try to be different it just comes out that way. Singing some o the songs God has given to me in traditional churches makes some folks uneasy. But not me. All music is from God but some of it has been polluted to reach the flesh and not the spirit”. According to Randy ” to stereotype “church” music and say “this is how it should sound” is like saying “if you’re not working for Jesus the way am, then you’re just wrong. We all have a calling, if your serving Him”.

Randy met and married the girl of his dreams over twenty eight years ago. They have three children and four grandsons and Randy says “I know I am the most blessed man alive”.

Randy finished up things by saying..”I can’t say enough of how grateful I am to the Lord for choosing me to give these songs to. They come to me in the same way you feel the urge to eat your next meal. You get the sensation it’s time to eat and you eat. Sometimes I get the title and then the song and sometimes I get the whole song. I can no more take credit for these songs than the pen can for the writing of the constitution of the United States of America. It was in the hands of me, who were in the hands of God. My prayer is to glorify the Lord God for all He has done for me and to encourage, up-lift or inspire others to be all they can be for Jesus. If CrossFire can do that then……Praise God”.

Ron Pardue – Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Keyboards, Mandolin, Vocals, Exortation

Born in 1948 in Exeter California, Ron Pardue is affectionately known as “PawPaw” amongst the other members of the band. Ron was born into a Pastor’s family that remains close to this day. When he was in the second grade the family moved from California to Arkansas where Ron lived until well after finishing college at the University of Arkansas. During college Ron took the path of many a child sheltered in the arms of the church and stretched his wings in the wrong direction.

“I started singing in clubs when I was 18 years old and started college. I started to learn to play the guitar at about the same time. I have no formal training in music but because of my wife I have learned to appreciate all kinds of good music”.

Originally it was all country for Ron and simple country at that. Until the age of 30 he kept playing and singing in honky tonks and clubs locally and did a few touring gigs here and there.  After 30 years old Ron quit playing professionally and as a matter of fact rarely picked up a guitar.

At the age of 45, just like the prodigal son, Ron Pardue returned to find his Father in Heaven was waiting with open arms and so was the church. By this time he had moved to Texas and married the love of his life,  Alice Forrester Pardue, who is an excellent musician and singer in her own right. He began playing  music again every week and eventually met Brad Allen at church when he moved back into the area. They struck up a fast friendship having so much in common and for the better part of 12 years played in the church worship band together along with Alice.

Ron and Alice became worship leaders for a time at a church in the Terrell Texas area where they met Chris Bigley and his family who was playing bass for the church. Needing an extra musician to fill out the band the Pardue’s invited Brad Allen and his wife Lee to come out and help. Thus 2/3 of CrossFire Gospel Band had met and began making music unto the Lord.

When asked about being a musician now as opposed to playing in clubs Ron said “Playing music is so much more now than just the music. It is a ministry, and I am truly blessed to be playing with the best bunch of guys ever, not to mention the musical ability each member brings to the table”.

The band feels the same about Ron. CrossFire is blessed to have him not only for his musical ability but maybe even especially for his spiritual maturity. Ron has the most unique sense of humor of anyone you could meet. A constant source of laughter and joking in the band, he is a very self effacing person. He kids allot about being a little vertically challenged and it’s difficult to get a straight answer to exactly how tall he is physically. But if you spend much time at all with this man it’s not hard to see that spiritually he is a giant.

Brad Allen – Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Vocals

Born and raised in Garland Texas in 1963 to a musical family, (According to Brad, his father Don Allen is still one of the best guitarists he’s ever known). By the time he reached high school there was little doubt in his mind what he wanted to do. From the first time he touched one, the electric guitar was his passion and hard rock and heavy metal was the outlet for it. Brad began playing professionally by the time he was 17 years old, playing local bars and clubs in the Dallas area with a band formed with high school friends. He spent time on the road with that band before joining full time touring bands from Detroit, Oklahoma City and Houston. In late winter of 1984, after years of touring and drug and alcohol abuse he found himself at the end of his rope although he didn’t yet even realize it.

“I think I’d tried it all and seen it all by then. I had become so jaded and cynical, completely strung out on cocaine and booze and had nothing of hope to hang onto except the dream that one day I might hit it big as a guitarist”. God had begun dealing with Brad and not being raised in church and completely ignorant of spiritual things he really had no idea of what was going on. “I found myself so curious about God and was consumed by the question of the existence of a God. If He did exist, then who was He and what would His existance mean to me?” One night in the late winter of 1984, after having been strung out for close to 10 days, Brad’s body began to react very badly to the abuse. “My heart was beating very erratically. It felt as if it was starting and stopping and I assumed that this was the end for me. I didn’t know anything about eternity so I didn’t even have enough sense to be afraid. All I could think of was the question, “Is there really a God?”

That night, lying on the floor of my apartment, I prayed my first real prayer. It was simply, “God, if You’re real, please just show me that You are”. Things began moving quickly at that point. Leaving the band in Houston overnight and joining a band from Chicago he ended up laying over in Dallas for a week. The question was burning him up at that point and while on the way to the airport to meet his new band in Chicago the dam finally broke. “Turn the car around and take me home, I have something I have to find out” he told the driver. The very next night he attended a local church service and ended up at an old bench style altar and gave his life to Jesus Christ. “It was like I had been in a dark room my whole life and someone suddenly turned on the light”. Everything changed immediately. “Jesus changed my heart and gave me a new vision of what life was all about”.

Shortly thereafter Brad met his wife of 25 years while she was a music major at Jackson College of Ministries. “Lee has been my best friend and life partner all these years. She encourages me, challenges me, and has shown me how real love in marriage is an earthly expression of God’s love for his bride”. Brad and Lee have been involved in ministry almost their entire marriage. From youth pastor’s to worship leaders to associate pastor’s and even pastoring a church for a short time. All the while continuing to play in various Christian rock bands and worship bands in various forms. They have two sons, Aaron Michael and Remington Chase, both of whom are musicians, Aaron having recorded with the Youth for the Nations group at CFNI where he attended Bible college and Chase studying the bass guitar.

In September of 09 Brad was asked by long time friends Ron Pardue and Chris Bigley to come and check out this new country band they were playing in. “I don’t play country music and I can’t do this is what I told them. Because they didn’t give up I decided to go out and prove to them that I was the wrong guy for the job”. That was about a year ago now and CrossFire has welcomed Brad with open arms. “I’ve never felt more in the will of God before” said Brad.

Albert Garcia – Bass Guitar

David Brooks – Drums and Percussion, vocals

Aubree Bullock

About Aubree Bullock

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“The Lord is my strength and my song.” Exodus 15:2

Aubree Bullock has been blessed by being able to sing at a wide variety of venues.

At a very early age Aubree Bullock showed a passion for singing and by age three she was belting out songs with Patsy Cline being one of her favorites. In 2011 she was nominated top 5 in New Artist and top 5 Youth In Music through ICM Nashville. She recently finished recording her second CD in Nashville with award winning singer, songwriter, and producer Chuck Day.  Aubree Bullock’s first single was released through HMG Nashville in March 2011 and made its way to the top 50 in the Power Source Country Christian Charts. Aubree Bullock has been blessed to grace the stages at Fairs, Benefit Concerts, Worship Services and Cowboy Churches, including Greeley Stampede, Prescott Rodeo, Cheyenne Frontier Days, and Michael Martin Murphey’s West Fest. Aubree Bullock believes that singing Country/ Christian Music is a unique ministry and enjoys reaching both young and old by sharing her voice and love of the Lord.

 

What people are saying about Aubree Bullock…

“Aubree Bullock has the most potential of any artist in our genre to make it big!”

Tommy Brandt- Beyond the Music Promotions

2010  ICM  Male Vocalist of the year

 

“I’ve been blessed to know some of the most talented people in Country Gospel Music. Aubree Bullock shines with the best of them. She is the total package, she is a beautiful young woman, with an amazing voice and a heart full of love and compassion.”

Pastor Shorty Huffman

In His Rein Ministry

 

“Aubree Bullock has a contemporary sound in her God-given wonderful voice. It is a rich alto voice that defies her age and makes the listener want to stop and just be enveloped in her fine sound.”

Kay Broughton- Faith Evangelical Choir Director

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