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Jeff Arrandale

Jeff Arrandale is a Christ-following worship artist who loves to serve with and encourage the body of Christ. By the grace of God he’s been leading worship at his local church since 2001.

Jeff has also been writing songs that are used by God both inside and outside of worship. His desire is to point people to God while encouraging and challenging those who follow Christ. Ultimately he’s about increasing the fame of God’s name and the name The Son, Jesus Christ. Jeff counts it a joy to witness changed hearts and lives through the acceptance of the free gift of salvation.

Within the last 10 years, Jeff has released two independent group recording projects, and, in June of 2012, he released his first solo project. The first CD, called “Certainty,” was released in 2004, and was produced by Steve Hudspeth of Tiller Productions. It was recorded with the group Jeff helped found called Romansroad. All of the songs on this project except one were Jeff’s originals. Jeff says during the recording process he had his first experience of in-studio co-authorship of a song. “It was fun to come in with an idea that others took an interest in,” says Jeff, “Watching God lead in the song taking shape and finalization was an incredible blessing.”

The compilation of songs on Certainty encourages listeners to walk in the Spirit every day even while dealing with earthly matters, to allow God to spiritually purify as His face is sought after, to put away pride for the One who died, to expectantly seek His face, and recognize that each day is new, made by Him.
Jeff’s next project, released in 2009, was recorded with the group Certainty, who took their name from the title song of the previous album. It was also produced by Steve Hudspeth. “This five-song EP is called ‘Our Praise,’” says Jeff, “and includes songs that were written after some heartbreaking episodes which were followed by God’s restorative love.” It was a time of spiritual challenge and growth in Jeff’s life. He says, “All the glory goes to God for what He did in me during that time.”

Jeff says the guys in the band helped him walk through the process, prayed with and for him, and encouraged him to not give up the use of the talent God provided. The EP was recorded as a live, in-studio performance with few overdubs and its sound is heavily influenced by Ben Hennessee’s blues and rock guitar.

Jeff’s latest recording, his first solo project entitled “Not Here for Me,” was recorded in Nashville. It features a few remakes of earlier songs as well as new songs. “To see the remakes take on a new life through what God did with the in-studio talents of Billy, Dug, Art, Dennis, and Pat was refreshing and exciting at the same time.” One of the songs, Strange Place, was written prior to and during his Fall 2010 trip to SE Asia and is meant to encourage all who radically follow the Great Commission (Matthew 28: 16-20). It also is heavily influenced by Jeff’s change in perspective as to what the passage means. “We are all called to ‘go.’ For some that means to drop everything and go with only a trust that God will provide and equip for His mission. For others who can’t go, it means to be a sender, one who radically supports the goers.”

Jeff says his favorite new song on the latest project is the title track, “Not Here for Me.” It’s about being a true worshipper of God, one who shows their love of and for Him regardless of the situation. “Each of us has a different walk, and God is in the midst of each one. That means whether we are in the middle of a spiritual high, or in the depths of sorrow, a hurt, or sickness, or pain, or shame, we still have a God Who loves us, and Who is worthy of us giving our all to Him. Even when we can’t stand on our own, when we totally depend on Him to hold us up (which He wants all the time), we still should use all our strength to rejoice in His holiness, His worthiness, His sovereignty.”

In addition to performing as a solo artist, Jeff plans to continue to lead worship, writing, recording. Be sure to stay up to date on his happenings by signing up for the newsletter on his web site