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THe Jordan family Band Making the Choice to Serve God by Paige Givens

“And if it seems evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve...but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15 When Josh and Randa Jordan decided to follow their Father’s call into the music ministry with their three young sons, the decision required sacrifice and some change. Eventually, however, the choice was an easy one to make. The Father’s call is always the surest. His way is always the best way. As the Jordan family has seen, when we choose to serve God, we get to be part of a plan that is much bigger than ourselves. Josh and Randa Jordan grew up in Georgia. Their families had a friendship, and although there was a fouryear age difference between the two, Randa had her mind made up that she and Josh were meant to be together. As they got older, Josh started to agree. “I told my Mama one day that I loved Randa’s hair and thought she was such a beautiful young lady. She came visiting my sister from time to time at our house and occasionally she took it upon herself to help my Mama tidy up my room. On one occasion I remember her leaving me a card in my room after she had cleaned it. The front of the card read, ‘Guess Who Loves You?’ and when I opened it up it simply read ‘me’ with Randa’s initials.” The rest, as they say, is history! Josh and Randa began dating and married in the fall of 1998. They have been happily married for 16 years this month. In their 16 years of marriage, the Jordans have added three boys to their family: Hutch, 14,

Alex, nine, and Grant, who is seven years old. Both Josh and Randa grew up singing. Randa began playing the piano and singing in local churches with her family, the Morrison Family, at age five. Josh grew up singing with his family as well and played in bluegrass, country, and gospel groups throughout his teen years. After marriage, Randa, Josh, and Randa’s brother Wesley formed Latter Rain Trio and traveled extensively in the southeast until 2007. After taking some time off the road to work in the local church ministry with youth and students, Josh remembers the series of events that worked together to bring the Jordans to where they are today. “In 2009, a couple of weeks after my dad passed away, we were on our way to church listening to the radio. The DJ on the station played The Inspirations’ song, ‘Dealing With Gold’. God sat down in the van with us right then and began a healing process that would spread throughout the entire family. Hutch and Alex, then just nine and five years old, wanted to learn the song and sing it to my mom, their Nana. We learned it and sang it to her at her church and then at our church. It became a staple song for us that people really loved to hear us sing, knowing what we had just come through. Each time we would sing it, someone from another church would be there and want us to come and sing at their church…and then another church and another church….and it just kept growing. God began to fill the date book so fast that we honestly

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It's November and we are thrilled to present the latest edition of SGN Scoops for you to read and enjoy. Creekside Gospel Music Convention w...

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It's November and we are thrilled to present the latest edition of SGN Scoops for you to read and enjoy. Creekside Gospel Music Convention w...

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