Randy Seedorff has been writing and performing for over 30 years, with his interest in music starting at the young age of 11 when his mother gave him his first guitar. But it was during his teens that he met singer, songwriter, guitarist and good friend Bill Abernathy. They frequently appeared at local venues in the Kansas City Area playing Americana and folk covers as well as co-written original tunes. That friendship and collaboration continues today.
In 1992 Randy joined the popular Kansas City based bluegrass group Greenside Up as its lead singer and guitarist and performed with them until 1999. During that time he fell victim to an armed robbery that profoundly changed his life. The experience turned his full attention to both his life and music, and he rededicated himself to serving God. From 1999-2001 Randy studied at Midwestern Theological Seminary and began serving as a worship leader.
In 2006, Randy met British born singer songwriter, recording artist and “brother from another mother” Shane Rootes and joined him as part of the worship leader team at River of Life Church in Kansas City, MO.
Randy founded the group Soul Purpose in 2010. They released their studio album Rearview Mirror, produced by Larry Gann and Matt Russo, of Awestruck Studios, in 2014. Randy released a 7 track EP, Elevate, in 2017. The first two releases from that project reached number 1 on Christian Radio Charts. In 2021 he released Begin Again, an 8 track country and rock crossover project.
Also founded in 2010, Soul Purpose Ministries is a non-profit organization working to minister to the incarcerated. In addition to prison ministry, the band Soul Purpose plays frequently at churches, festivals and other events, bringing the love of God, through the vehicle of music to as many people as possible.
Randy is a graduate of Nazarene Bible College and serves as co-pastor at River of Hope Fellowship in Forest City, MO.
A prolific song-writer, Randy is a member of both ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers), the ISSA (International Singer-Songwriter Association) and GMA (Gospel Music Association). His original music is published by Danjartay Music.
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