Randy Cutlip - His Life and Death

Randy Cutlip - His Life and Death

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Joellen

Collinsville, IL

#1 Jan 28, 2010
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
Sonny Childs

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Jan 31, 2010
My friend, Tom McKenney, is putting together information to record Randy's powerful testimony. Tom has a website at www.worldforlivingmin.org .
You can contact Tom to ask more, but I know that he is still working on the project. I just sent him 5 tapes from 1983, of Randy speaking at our church on two occasions.
Sonny Childs

Indianapolis, IN

#3 Jan 31, 2010
I entered the website incorrectly. Sorry. It should be:

www.wordsforlivingmin.org
Joellen

Collinsville, IL

#4 Feb 1, 2010
Thanks. I know Tom and Marty. Hopefully someone will have some information on him.
Peter Robinson

Kansas City, MO

#5 Jun 28, 2010
Joellen,

I spent quite a bit of time trying to learn about Randy after '83. I spent quite a bit of time with him from '80 to '83-even went to Alabama with him while he was recording his LP. I'm listening to it now on my ipod! I spoke with a man from Louisiana who was a friend and care giver to Randy up to his death. I was directed to him by the legendary Jimmie Johnson in Muscle Shoals.
Randy fell away from the Lord for a number of years, contracted AIDS and was pretty angry with God and other Christians. I am told that Randy came back to the Lord in his last days and did spend his remaining time once again giving his testimony and ministering. Praise God for His Grace!! I loved Randy and was fortunate to have known him. I am in the pro audio business because he took time with and for me. He was quite a man-acutally just that, a fallen man as we all are. But for God's Grace...
chris

Fort Smith, AR

#6 Jul 26, 2010
i had the opportunity to meet randy in 1996-97 at the home of earl montgomery and was able to have him play the piano on a gospel tape that i made.

he was so great to work with in the studio and he helped me change and add somethings to the music i recorded my e-mail is [email protected] i still have some of the tapes for sale and i have a picture of randy i would be glad to e-mail to anyone that would like to see it Thank You Randy
Jim Gunter

Tupelo, MS

#8 Aug 10, 2010
Randy Cutlip came to Good News Church, Tupelo, Ms., in the early 80's,gave his testimony, played
his Yamaha electric grand piano and left an indelible mark on my life. No testimony has ever impressed my heart as much---I had it on 2 cassettes and totally wore it out. Noone ever played keyboards like him.
I feel that I, and the Body of Christ, failed to
support him as he deserved---how awful it must be
to have been so loved by so many---and not know it,, sinced we failed to show it.
Joellen

Collinsville, IL

#9 Aug 10, 2010
Thanks for responding. He will never be forgotten.
He gets to talk to Jesus all the time now.
Peter Robinson wrote:
Joellen,
I spent quite a bit of time trying to learn about Randy after '83. I spent quite a bit of time with him from '80 to '83-even went to Alabama with him while he was recording his LP. I'm listening to it now on my ipod! I spoke with a man from Louisiana who was a friend and care giver to Randy up to his death. I was directed to him by the legendary Jimmie Johnson in Muscle Shoals.
Randy fell away from the Lord for a number of years, contracted AIDS and was pretty angry with God and other Christians. I am told that Randy came back to the Lord in his last days and did spend his remaining time once again giving his testimony and ministering. Praise God for His Grace!! I loved Randy and was fortunate to have known him. I am in the pro audio business because he took time with and for me. He was quite a man-acutally just that, a fallen man as we all are. But for God's Grace...
Joellen

Collinsville, IL

#10 Aug 11, 2010
Thanks for responding. Yes, I would like to see that picture.
My email is [email protected] Thanks
chris wrote:
i had the opportunity to meet randy in 1996-97 at the home of earl montgomery and was able to have him play the piano on a gospel tape that i made.
he was so great to work with in the studio and he helped me change and add somethings to the music i recorded my e-mail is [email protected] i still have some of the tapes for sale and i have a picture of randy i would be glad to e-mail to anyone that would like to see it Thank You Randy
Jerry Netherland

Crockett, TX

#11 Aug 28, 2010
While I was the director of a Christian Teen Center in Campbellsville, KY in the 90's Randy came there to play and give his testimony. THe year was either 1997 or 1998. He had a problem with his equipment and became really flusterd. I didn't get to talk to him much as the person that organized the event handled it. He had been to Campbellsville in the 70s and led a revival in the park with a great turn-out and many decisions for Christ made.
Scott Kent

Chicago, IL

#12 Jan 6, 2011
I forget exactly when (it had to be early 80's), but Randy attended our Western Pennsylvania Annual Youth Conference in Grove City, Pa., and he was an absolute inspiration. I still have in my basement somewhere a tape (yes, a tape) of him playing some incredible songs for the hundreds of kids in attendance. It's a bootleg, I guess, but he was amazing. I can find it and make copies if anyone would like that. I'll mark this thread as a bookmark and check every few weeks.
Rick Cutlip

Rocky Mount, NC

#13 Jan 20, 2011
Randy was a 2nd cousin of mine that I never got to meet. I heard in 2002 that he was a keyboard player who had done some stuff with Three Dog Night and a few other name bands. Since I have also been a professional musician for most of my life and own Rocky Mount Recording, naturally I wanted to meet him. Sadly, I found out I was too late. So I contacted Chuck Negron (former vocalist for TDN)who invited me to one of his shows. I wanted to find out a little about Randy. But, Chuck wasn't with the band at the time Randy played with them. I would still like to meet anyone that knew him pretty well. Email me at [email protected]
Thanks and God Bless!
Peter

Chicago, IL

#14 Jan 20, 2011
I spoke to Jimmie Johnson from Muscle Shoals. www.jimmiejohnsonmudic.com
Hey Jim Gunter, who was the Pastor at Good News?? Pretty sure that's the church I attended my senior year. Dr. Platt ring a bell??
joy sanders

Mandeville, LA

#15 Jan 29, 2011
"]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.
Pat Tucker

Richmond, KY

#16 Feb 20, 2011
I knew Randy for a short time in the early 80s. His music was what I was most interested in. I remember skiping school to help him set up at another school....I got caught....I am VERY interested on his death and what caused his death...[email protected]
Dave McGinnis

Kirksville, MO

#17 Mar 18, 2011
I met Randy in 1980 during the fall thru Teens For Christ. He was around the area for about a week doing different shows. Some of us kids convinced the principal at school that he should be allowed to perform at a school assembly on his anti-drug message. We had a hay ride w/ TFC and he joined in celebrating my 13th birthday. In my memory he is quite a nice guy and I love his music. I own one of his records and had it put on cd so I wouldn't have to play the 33 rpm as I wish to keep it in perfect condition. I think about Randy all the time and miss him, I always have. I wish he could have met my wife and babies, I think he would have liked them. BTW, the wife and babies like his music a fair amount too. God Bless.
Todd tullier

United States

#18 Apr 10, 2011
I had the privilege as a young teen of having been able to spend Personal time with Randy. He used to frequent our church alot bi went to Faith Tabernacle in Gonzales La. I remember sitting next to him and eating Pizza at a pizza hut. He was awesome. I live his song Sodewalks of New Orleans. He always made time for the youth. I can't wait to hear him wining again in heaven.
Ron Charrier

United States

#19 Apr 18, 2011
Randy went to Bethany Church in the early 80s he played organ for us I was the worship leader there I really loved randy , I knew he had backslide but not aware of he's return to Christ praise God I did not know of his passing .
Marshall

Tempe, AZ

#21 May 11, 2011
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.
Rick Charleston south car

New Baltimore, MI

#22 May 14, 2011
I think of Randy's testimony Often. Include it in stories to other. Saddened to hear of his death. We had a revival at our church First Assembly in Charleston. Randy spoke every night for 3 or 4 days. He told the stories of his life. Playing keybord in the bars when he should have been school learning. About this long haired hippy guy getting saved in church. About his library in his house to impress people and he could't read. About meeting with a pastor and going into his office and seeing all those books thinking this guy is doing the same thing I was doing. But after talking to the guy,the pastors problem was he had read all those book. About before he got saved how his house was furnished with furniture from Holiday Inn downtown Orlando. When he got saved he new he had to load everything up and take it back. He said you should have seen their faces when he started bringing those things in. About Blanch the venetian blind freak. About taking the Oranges off her tree and throwing Apples under it. So many stories of Gods power it touched my life and I haven't forgotten. God Bless Him. He touched my life.

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