Randy Cutlip - His Life and Death
lisa saba hayes

Boynton Beach, FL

#47 Mar 4, 2013
i known randy cutlip personally he was family as i called him uncle randy. i spent many summers at his parents house as a child with my mother.. we both loved his parents hubert and jenny so much.. i have wonderful memories of all of us vacationing and church revivals and after church picnics.. he was truly a man of god and i am so happy to see he has not been forgotten..
Vince

United States

#48 Mar 28, 2013
I knew Randy Cutlip for we ministered at the same church for a few years.

Randy had a certain level of professionalism that I hadn't quite seen in the church of my day. Very down to earth too. He was a sincere believer. Reminded me of Bill Bixby.

As we talked, the 2 of us concluded that the church of our day was very corrupt, in 3 major cities we had been in. North and south.

His character ,loving and stern at times, Randy no doubt was a prophet of God. His nature would not accept false christianity, and he would withstand it. He absolutely backslid because of it, but returned to the Lord before his death. I know the minister who held his funeral service and visited him in the hospital.

He knew very deep suffering and at the same time was very caring. His goal was to love people and help them in Christ. When nobody else would.

It appears looking back on things, Randy rejected the Babylon church of his day. He let no man control him and was very honest.

He knew in a very in depth way concerning spiritual warfare and territorial demons. He had amazing insight into familiar spirits. He heard God's voice and had visions.

In the many years of my christianity, Randy was one of a very few faithful followers of Christ. He was one true prophet of his day, for when he spoke, most would not hear him, because of his message and because of his strong character and way of speaking, even though it was full of love. People wanted religion and had itching ears.

He was not title oriented, but in God's subtle way, God had sent a prophet.
ralph

Newport News, VA

#49 May 8, 2013
i met Randy @ Rock curch 1981 i help him take in his stuff for him to sing in the church a great man...,,,,
Michael Montague

Baton Rouge, LA

#50 May 21, 2013
My Dad was a Preacher, so I wasn't allowed to listen to much Rock-N-Roll, but Three Dog Night seemed to be OK. I liked them a lot. In 1994, I heard Randy Cutlip at Grace Temple in Hattiesburg, MS while I was going to USM. His Christian Witness or testimony was an encouragement, and when he played the Organ he tore it up! He was sick at the time, but you would never know it. I pray God Bless His family! Thank You Randy for your life and for your service to God and to mankind!
Brenda

Gaithersburg, MD

#51 Jun 12, 2013
Randy's music & testimony made a tremendous on my life as well. I honor him as a true man of God. Could someone who knows the dates Randy played keyboards with Three Dog Night please update Wikipedia. I just checked & he isn't even mentioned. Not fair. He should be included. He was an awesome musician. Thanks!
John Ruwadi

High Point, NC

#52 Jul 11, 2013
I am a Musician CCM Rock, and Acoustic Designer and I designed a studio for Randy in the mid 80's on East Broad street (sadly the studio did not get funding to complete) in Col OH ,
He was playing for the "Bill Swad Church" in Gahanna OH Christian Center he played a Kurzweil keyboard
did vocals lead worship

Blessings [email protected]

Mike Wallace

Florence, AL

#53 Jul 15, 2013
I met Randy in the early 80's at Wishbone Recording Studio. Him and the bass player for Lynyrd Skynyrd (leon russell) was recording and invited me to spend the day at the studio. I do have pics somewhere of Randy, Leon and myself. Both guys we awesome!
Roger

Quitman, AR

#54 Jul 20, 2013
I forget the dates, but...
later in his life, Randy built a recording studio for christian artists, married, and was giving testimony and performing in churches. His demise started when he and his wife were headed down the Natchez Trace Parkway in Mississippi. His wife was driving, she fell asleep at the wheel, hit a tree with a glancing blow, which broke her back and threw Randy out of the van and broke his ankle. The van was still moving, and Randy ran after it to get it stopped and help his wife. Having broken his ankle, and having run on that broken ankle, Randy injured himself much more, and lost a lot of blood because of this. Having lost so much blood, Randy needed a transfusion. The blood Randy received was infected with hepatitis c, and HIV. Randy lived for a few more years after that point, doing what he could for his wife and others, and still giving his testimony. I believe the hepatitis c is what finally took his life. Randy's wife was in a wheelchair for some time afterwards, and I have no idea if she ever fully recovered.
Bonnie

La Center, KY

#55 Jul 26, 2013
Joellen wrote:
I was saddened to hear that Randy Cutlip, former Three Dog Night member, but much more importantly born again Christian who traveled throughout the United States speaking to the youth in late 70s,80s and on telling how God had changed his life. In the Alabama Hall of Fame it states he died September 17, 2000. Me and my friends from college days saw him in 1979 or 1980 and was just wondering about his life and how he died. I cannot find any information on his life after the 70s on the internet. What a great testimony he had. If anyone is out there that knows about how he died and if he wrote any books or any details about his ministry during the later years, I would sure like to know about it. He lives on in many students lives today who attended the University of Tennesse at Martin in the 70s. God Bless
I was a young teen and I was at a retreat when Randy Cuplip gave his testimony in word and music. What a drastic life change. What a great artist. I still have cassette tapes of that weekend at KY Lake. lol I still have the songs he sang to us in my memory. Blessed to have known Him and him. I also went to upperroom prayer meeting in Union City TN. Remember Wesley's beautiful music.
Bonnie

La Center, KY

#56 Jul 26, 2013
I was a young teen and I was at a retreat when Randy Cuplip gave his testimony in word and music. What a drastic life change. What a great artist. I still have cassette tapes of that weekend at KY Lake. lol I still have the songs he sang to us in my memory. Blessed to have known Him and him. I also went to upperroom prayer meeting in Union City TN. Remember Wesley's beautiful music. Will neer forget Blanch.
Brett

Bay City, MI

#57 Oct 7, 2013
I met Randy in the early 80's at a Christian retreat called Little Isreal in Alabama. I was the youngest of the troubled youths that were there. He was an amazing man.
While he was there for his visit he ask me to wake him up every morning at 6:30. We would sit and drink carrot juice together and talk about absolutely any and every thing.
I needed a winter coat. He took me shopping and bought me a 100 dollar goose down jacket. Back then that was a lot of money for a coat. We sat and ate superman ice cream together. I will never forget the time that we spent together.
The one on one time I was able to spend with him was a blessing.
I'm not sure where I would be today with out his positive influence.
The goose down jacket is long since gone but the jump rope that he gave me that use to belong to Muhammad Ali I will cherish forever!
Thanks Randy! Rest in peace.
Don walker

Florence, AL

#58 Oct 30, 2013
Randy was a dear friend of mine. Lived with him, Leon Wilkerson "Skynard" in Sheffield, Alabama late 90's.. Randy passed September of 2000,
amazing keyboard player and man of God. Leon passed a few months latter. Both are in the presence of glory!
Don walker

Florence, AL

#59 Oct 30, 2013
Randy was a dear friend of mine. Lived with him and Leon Wilkerson "Skynard" in the late 90's in Sheffield, Alabama. Was the only person there when he passed. Randy was an amazing keyboard player and man of God. He died of hep through a blood transfusion. Leon passed a few months later. No doubt, both are in heaven and playing among saints...
Don walker

Florence, AL

#60 Oct 30, 2013
Sorry bout the double post...
Joy Sanders

Mandeville, LA

#61 Oct 31, 2013
Don - Do you know if Randy ever finished the building he was renovating in Sheffield back in the '80's? He showed it to me during the renovation stage while I was on a visit - if I remember correctly, it was to be a studio. I am so glad to hear that a dear friend was there with Randy when he died. God bless you. Oh the stories we would all have if we ever all got together! Randy was an amazing man of God!!
Ron K

Columbus, OH

#63 Dec 5, 2013
Randy was the music minister at my church in Columbus, Ohio, circa 1989, when i first got saved. He was friends with piano player Billy Powell and Bassist Leon Wilkeson from Lynrd Skynrd. Randy got Billy to come to our church and play with him. Apparently Billy had been saved. our church was pretty small so seeing them play in that venue was special. I got to hear Randy play every Sunday which was also unique.
Some guys from our church had a Christian hard rock band. Randy was very encouraging and helped them a lot even though I'm pretty sure he didn't like the hard rock genre any more. Randy usually played songs from the old hymn books - with his own spin of course.
Randy had an old Chevy El Camino that he was restoring. He paid me to help sand the rust off of it. I was pretty poor at the time and Randy knew it, so the camino gig was more charity than anything i think. he just wanted an excuse to give me some money. I remember he paid me what seemed like a lot at that time given the amount of work i had done. I have always remembered that.
Randy used to mention that he played with three dog night a lot, but he is never listed as being associated with them on wikipedia or anything else i can find. I think he must have played studio only? Does anyone know?
I moved away after only 6 months at that church, but I heard Randy eventually moved back to Alabama. I was saddened to hear of his death and shocked to hear the (rumor?) that he backslid and got AIDS. He did right by me and I'll always remember him fondly.
Ron K. Columbus, Ohio
Janie Smithson

Mcdonough, GA

#66 Jan 14, 2014
joy sanders wrote:
"]I was saddened to hear that Randy Cutlip, former Three Dog Night member, but much more importantly born again Christian who traveled throughout the United States speaking to the youth in late 70s,80s and on telling how God had changed his life. In the Alabama Hall of Fame it states he died September 17, 2000. Me and my friends from college days saw him in 1979 or 1980 and was just wondering about his life and how he died. I cannot find any information on his life after the 70s on the internet. What a great testimony he had. If anyone is out there that knows about how he died and if he wrote any books or any details about his ministry during the later years, I would sure like to know about it. He lives on in many students lives today who attended the University of Tennesse at Martin in the 70s. God Bless.
January 29, 2011
I, too, was saddened this morning when I typed in Randy's name and read of his death in 2000. I have been going through a rough time and was thinking of all the people who have been an inspiration to me through my life. Why don't we Christians do a better job of keeping in touch? Randy stayed at out home in the '80's when he ministered in south Louisiana. He invited me up to Muscle Shoals when he recorded his album "I don't want to be like nobody". In fact, I am looking at some of his records right now...one still sealed. What a wonderful testimony he shared. Randy made Christmas cookies with us right here in my kitchen and juiced many a carrot in his juicer here, too. I, too, would like to know more about his life since then. He certainly made an impact on mine! Hope someone out there will respond and fill us all in on the remaining years of his life.
Joy, I'm the salesperson that sold you the clothes for his albumn cover,'I Don't Want To Be Like Nobody'. I would love to chat about this. Would like to connect on Facebook if possible. Name on Facebook is under Jane Smithson Sauls
Kim Ford Johnson

Frankfort, KY

#69 Feb 20, 2014
Randy was in and out of my teenage years often for youth revivals in our church. He was a member of the George Phillips Evangelistic Association in Kentucky and George and Mary Jo are my God Parents. Randy was like family to my church family in a very small town. He was personable and so very loving. He was honest...if you wanted to know what Randy thought on a subject...just ask.
What a sad loss to the world and a huge gain for Heaven. I hope he gets to live next to Blanche in Heaven...LOL!!!!
Robin Hale

Loveland, OH

#70 Feb 20, 2014
HaHa .. wasnt Blanche the window blind peeper? lol I also hope he get to visit all the people he gave his shoes to!
Chuck West

Martinsburg, WV

#71 Mar 9, 2014
Marshall wrote:
I met Randy in Fairfax, Virginia, around 1980 when he came to our school to talk about how drugs ruined Three Dog Night and almost wrecked his life. I was and am a huge classic rock fan and Randy spent more than an hour talking to me. I was 17 and fascinated with the rock and roll lifestyle, and Randy told me how empty it was for him. Now that I am 47 and look back on my life, I am amazed by the courage of this man and his convictions. And I'll never forget his generosity to a teen who was about to go out into the world on his own.


I was visiting my favorite friends, the Cargile family the evening I met Randy Cutlip. I will never forget his testimony. I also was a student at Woodson High, where the principal allowed Randy to play. Back in those days, they did not let just anyone on stage at a public school. Mr Gene Cargile was an army officer who carried significant weight and was instrumental in convincing everyone that Randy was a win-win for all of us. Turley an unforgettable time.

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