By Austin Fitzgerald, intern writer, Office of University Communications
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Singer/songwriter Randy Stonehill will be speaking at Campbellsville University’s chapel service Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 10 a.m. in the Ransdell Chapel located on 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville.
The chapel series for the spring 2018 semester is “A Coat of Many Colors” based on Genesis 37:3.
Stonehill, sometimes dubbed the “Clown Prince” of contemporary Christian music, and later in his career nicknamed “Uncle Rand,” writes and sings insightful and also lighthearted Christian light rock music.
Everyone is invited to the chapel.
Stonehill was born in Stockton, Calif., March 12, 1952, the son of Leonard Stonehill and his wife, Pauline Correia, and is the younger brother of Jeffrey Stonehill. He graduated from Leigh High School in San Jose, Calif., then moved to Los Angeles where he stayed with pioneer Christian rock singer Larry Norman.
Stonehill’s first album, “Born Twice,” was released in 1971. A year later, he made his film-acting debut in The Blob sequel, “Beware! The Blob.” He also made a cameo appearance in the 1973 Billy Graham film “Time to Run,” performing his song “I Love You.”
In 1976, Stonehill released the “Welcome to Paradise” album that became a landmark album for the songwriter and was voted “3rd Most Important Contemporary Christian Album” in a mid-1980s poll of Christian music critics.
In 1984, the album project “Celebrate This Heartbeat,” Stonehill joined forces with longtime friend Phil Keaggy for the song “Who Will Save The Children?” The two later formed The Keaggy/Stonehill Band in 1989.
In 2010, Stonehill was inducted into the Christian Music Hall of Fame.
Chapel is designed to provide opportunities for corporate worship and exposure through a variety of informative speakers and presentations.
All chapels are open to the public free of charge and are televised live on WLCU (Comcast Cable channel 10 and digital channel 23.0) and are streamed live on the internet at wlcutv.com.
For information about chapel, call the Office of Campus Ministries at (270) 789-5227.