I was born and raised in a Christian home. My father, Terry played piano for The Gabriels, a quartet known well in Pennsylvania for their unique style and harmony. As a young boy, I learned to love and enjoy Southern Gospel Music, hoping to one day follow in my father’s footsteps of traveling and singing in music ministry. As a young teenager, I chose to try others styles of music. As a result, I started playing drums and singing in heavy metal rock bands in bars and clubs. In July of 1985, shortly after my 16th birthday, I realized my need for salvation. I also realized that the real desire of my heart, and God’s call on my life, was one and the same, to sing Gospel Music and for over 30 years I have been traveling on a weekly basis singing praises to our Lord!
I love to have fun and people can connect with my sense of humor and my sometimes unique way of sharing the gospel. I first became acquainted with The Millers in the late 1990s and sang with the original Millers for about a year. In addition to singing with The Millers, I also have a solo ministry and have sung with several other ministries through the years including: The Kings Messengers, The Valley Four, and the Brothers and I have had the honor or sharing the stage with many of the artists seen on the Gaither Videos. God has just blessed and afforded me so many opportunities to further my southern gospel career. In January 2011, I was elected to serve as the vice-president of the Pennsylvania Southern Gospel Music Association. In March of 2011, for the second year in a row, I was voted and named Pennsylvania’s Favorite Male Gospel Singer. In August of 2012, I was given the Keystone Award of achievement for excellence in Gospel Music Ministry.
When I'm not traveling I enjoy spending time with my wife Jane, our 3 children and 7 grandchildren. A seed was planted in my life as a young child, and now I’m so thankful for a front row seat…watching as God uses me on a weekly basis to plant seeds in the lives of others as He allows me to share the Gospel through song.
Favorite verse - John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life"
Fave food - Seafood
Fave restaurant - Any seafood restaurant
Fave sports teams - Pittsburgh Steelers & Texas Rangers
When were you saved - July 1985
Favorite group - Dixie Melody Boys
Fave gospel singers - Ed Enoch, Dean Hopper, McCray Dove
Job Description - First Tenor, Stage & Sound Manager
Full name - Randy Lee Simpson
Birthday - May 11
Fave vacation spot - Ocean City, MD
Fave automobile - Ford Mustang
Who influenced you to be in Southern Gospel Music? My dad
Pet Peeve - folks driving under the speed limit
Unknown talents - my part time job as a school bus driver
What did you want to be growing up? NFL Football Athlete
Biggest Challenge on the road - Getting enough sleep!