CGB Bio

 


 

Randy Reeves - Lead vocals, Guitar, Good Preach'in

 

Born in 1955 into a ministry family, Randy's father moved his family through much of Texas as he built up new churches, Pastored them to strong works, handing them off and moving on to the next work as the Holy Spirit called. Randy's family provided the music for these churches and a 5 year old Randy sang the high harmony parts. "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 the age of 15 the family was rocked to their foundation at the sudden and tragic passing of their father.

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 of 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, four grandsons and one beautiful granddaughter. Randy says "I know I am the most blessed man alive". 

In Randy's own words..."I can't say enough of how grateful I am to the Lord for choosing me to give so many 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. 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".

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 nearly 30 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 over 5 years ago now and CrossFire has welcomed Brad with open arms. "I've never felt more in the will of God before" said Brad.

Bill McLean - Drums

 

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