Randy Miller (Feb 9 1971-Nov 5 2010): family man, drummer & inspiration to many

Randy Miller was a family man, musician, and inspiration to many. Randy passed away yesterday after battling cancer, leaving a wife and two kids. Many of you have agreed to pray with me for him and his family during his illness, so I thought I would inform you so you could pray and support Kristyn and his family. As soon as a practical way to do that is available, I will let you all know.

For now, we mourn with those who knew and loved him. Randy played on my worship team several years ago in Redding, CA and was a good friend. I can say truly that he is one of the most inspiring men I personally knew. Period. He lived out his dream to be a pro drummer, playing with The Myriad. And, he would always talk about his passion to be the best husband and dad he could be.

I still have a couple of his broken drumsticks I saved from the time he would play with the Neighborhood Church worship team. It did not matter whether he was in a church worship band or on stage at The House of Blues, he put electricity and passion into the whole room. And, when you were with him in person he was always the real deal.

Anyway, I will write more later. Kristyn, we are sorry for this huge loss of yours. We love you and the kids.

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Rich Kirkpatrick

Writer, Speaker, and Musician. Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by Newsmax.com, having also received recognition by Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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  1. So sorry for the loss of your friend Rich. I too lost a drummer to cancer a few years ago. Since then i’ve had the privilege of leading worship with his son drumming behind me. I think it was comforting to us both. I still miss Shawn.
    Praying for peace and comfort. Heaven has a new drummer!

  2. So sorry for the loss of your friend Rich. I too lost a drummer to cancer a few years ago. Since then i’ve had the privilege of leading worship with his son drumming behind me. I think it was comforting to us both. I still miss Shawn.
    Praying for peace and comfort. Heaven has a new drummer!

  3. So sorry for the loss of your friend Rich. I too lost a drummer to cancer a few years ago. Since then i’ve had the privilege of leading worship with his son drumming behind me. I think it was comforting to us both. I still miss Shawn.
    Praying for peace and comfort. Heaven has a new drummer!

  4. So sorry for the loss of your friend Rich. I too lost a drummer to cancer a few years ago. Since then i’ve had the privilege of leading worship with his son drumming behind me. I think it was comforting to us both. I still miss Shawn.
    Praying for peace and comfort. Heaven has a new drummer!

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  9. My math teacher three years ago introduced me to The Myriad. They were doing a battle of the bands on tv. I voted everyday during my lunch, before school, and after school. I was so excited that they one. Then I finally got to go to one of their concerts at the cascade theater. Randy was awesome live. The whole band was. I am so happy that Mr. Gaddy got me his autograph and hooked on their music. I am so sorry for your loss. He was an amazing musician, and I’m sure he was an amazing father and husband. My prayers are with you all.

    1. Heather, thanks for sharing with us. Bless you! We all miss Randy.

  10. My math teacher three years ago introduced me to The Myriad. They were doing a battle of the bands on tv. I voted everyday during my lunch, before school, and after school. I was so excited that they one. Then I finally got to go to one of their concerts at the cascade theater. Randy was awesome live. The whole band was. I am so happy that Mr. Gaddy got me his autograph and hooked on their music. I am so sorry for your loss. He was an amazing musician, and I’m sure he was an amazing father and husband. My prayers are with you all.

    1. Heather, thanks for sharing with us. Bless you! We all miss Randy.

  11. My math teacher three years ago introduced me to The Myriad. They were doing a battle of the bands on tv. I voted everyday during my lunch, before school, and after school. I was so excited that they one. Then I finally got to go to one of their concerts at the cascade theater. Randy was awesome live. The whole band was. I am so happy that Mr. Gaddy got me his autograph and hooked on their music. I am so sorry for your loss. He was an amazing musician, and I’m sure he was an amazing father and husband. My prayers are with you all.

    1. Heather, thanks for sharing with us. Bless you! We all miss Randy.

  12. My math teacher three years ago introduced me to The Myriad. They were doing a battle of the bands on tv. I voted everyday during my lunch, before school, and after school. I was so excited that they one. Then I finally got to go to one of their concerts at the cascade theater. Randy was awesome live. The whole band was. I am so happy that Mr. Gaddy got me his autograph and hooked on their music. I am so sorry for your loss. He was an amazing musician, and I’m sure he was an amazing father and husband. My prayers are with you all.

    1. Heather, thanks for sharing with us. Bless you! We all miss Randy.

  13. I went to high school with him. He would always bring so much energy to the stage. I remember the Randy Miller Damien Menge days I got the pleasure of going to his house with my then boyfriend to hear him play. I was astounded at his talent and he was just so humble for the amount of talent he had. I was so proud to hear that he had married and found the love of his life as well as his kids. My family is in prayer for his wife and kids. God be with you always Miller family! Tanya

    1. Tanya,
      That is great to hear about your connection to Randy. He did find the love of his life. His family was truly the thing he was most proud of and valued the most. That is an example to us all.

      RK

  14. I went to high school with him. He would always bring so much energy to the stage. I remember the Randy Miller Damien Menge days I got the pleasure of going to his house with my then boyfriend to hear him play. I was astounded at his talent and he was just so humble for the amount of talent he had. I was so proud to hear that he had married and found the love of his life as well as his kids. My family is in prayer for his wife and kids. God be with you always Miller family! Tanya

    1. Tanya,
      That is great to hear about your connection to Randy. He did find the love of his life. His family was truly the thing he was most proud of and valued the most. That is an example to us all.

      RK

  15. I went to high school with him. He would always bring so much energy to the stage. I remember the Randy Miller Damien Menge days I got the pleasure of going to his house with my then boyfriend to hear him play. I was astounded at his talent and he was just so humble for the amount of talent he had. I was so proud to hear that he had married and found the love of his life as well as his kids. My family is in prayer for his wife and kids. God be with you always Miller family! Tanya

    1. Tanya,
      That is great to hear about your connection to Randy. He did find the love of his life. His family was truly the thing he was most proud of and valued the most. That is an example to us all.

      RK

  16. I went to high school with him. He would always bring so much energy to the stage. I remember the Randy Miller Damien Menge days I got the pleasure of going to his house with my then boyfriend to hear him play. I was astounded at his talent and he was just so humble for the amount of talent he had. I was so proud to hear that he had married and found the love of his life as well as his kids. My family is in prayer for his wife and kids. God be with you always Miller family! Tanya

    1. Tanya,
      That is great to hear about your connection to Randy. He did find the love of his life. His family was truly the thing he was most proud of and valued the most. That is an example to us all.

      RK

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