I am an artist who also writes. I am the author of numerous books, including A Renaissance Redneck in a Mega-Church Pulpit, My Confession, Sex, Lies & Religion, and, most recently, The Quest: Discover a Way to Enjoy the Second Half of Life. I have a BA in Music from Palm Beach Atlantic University. I enjoyed a successful music and creative arts career for thirty years. I was the founder and chairman of the 501(c)3 non-profit Creative Community, Inc. from 2006-2021. From 1999 to 2017, I was the founder and CEO of re:Create Conferences in Franklin, TN—an annual international gathering of artists, creatives, and business leaders.

Since 1998, I have founded four companies, sold two, given away another, and worked with people as diverse as Michael Hyatt and Vicky Beeching. One of the most meaningful projects of my career is a live experience called The Quest: a rite of passage for the second half of life. I have expanded the ideas into a book available at your local or online bookstore

I love writing books, cooking gourmet food, drinking whiskey and rye, savoring new wines, and painting watercolors. I’m most passionate about encouraging others to be who they are. I’ve made a pretty cool video about it HERE. I have completed twenty-five marathons (yep, 26.2 miles each). And once had a bush plane drop me in the wilderness of Kodiak Island, Alaska, for a week in grizzly country with only a tent and a raft.

Click HERE for my Personal Manifesto.

Brief Biographical Sketch

Elrod, Randall G. Male. b. 05/01/1958. Musician, Author, Painter, and Entrepreneur. American. Spaniard.

Recipient, Daughters of American Revolution History Award, (1970)
Recipient, Full Tuition Academic Scholarship, Lee University, (1976)
Student Director, Campus Choir, Lee University, (1978)
Honors Recital Finalist, Lee University, (1979)
Recipient, Presidential and Music Full Tuition Scholarships, Palm Beach Atlantic University, (1985-1990)
Bass Soloist, Palm Beach Atlantic University, Messiah, (1988)
National Association of Teachers of Singing Vocal Competition, Finalist, (1989)
Southern Baptist Convention, Indianapolis, IN, Soloist, (1992)
Music/Arts Director, Executive Team Member, Various Churches, TN, AL, FL, (1977-2006)
Creator, Software, Creative Assistant, (1993)
Founder & President, re:Create Conferences, Inc., (1998-2017)
Creator, Interactive Recruiting CD-Rom, Visteon Corporation, (1999)
Executive Producer, Brentwood-Benson Music, Perpetual Praise, (1999)
Recipient, Gold Record, Third Day, Come Together, (2001)
Creator & Founder, Kalien Retreat, (2002)
Presidential Advisory Board Member, EMI-Sparrow Music, (2003)
Recipient, Gold Record, Third Day, Wire, (2004)
Executive Producer, Godspell, Franklin, TN, (2004) Executive Producer, Live at Home DVD, (2004)
Creator, randyelrod.com, (2004)
Board of Directors, LightenUp, Inc., (2004)
Co-Creator & Speaker, LifeWork Seminars, (2006-2008)
Founder & President, Creative Community, Inc., a 501(c)3 public charity, (2006-2021)
Founder, re:Quest, A Rite of Passage, (2012)
Recipient, Second Place, People’s Choice Artist, St. George’s C3 Art Salon & Festival, (2014)
Author, Sex, Lies & Religion, (2007); Sacred Affection, (2008); Beauty Is Calling, (2008); Letters From A Devastated Artist, (2009); Unspoken Requests, (2013), Ruminations, (2014), A Renaissance Redneck In A Mega-Church Pulpit, (2014); God, I Have A Question or Two, (2015); Visual Talk, Be Who You Are Not What You Do (2015), My Confession, (2018), The Loss of Belonging, (2019), The Quest: Discover a Way to Enjoy the Second Half of Life, (2022)
Founder and Resident Director, Kalien Retreat, (2006-2022)
Builder, The Hawk’s Nest Artist/Writer’s Cabin, (2015)
Member, Johns Hopkins Legacy Society (2022-present)
Member,  Biblioteca Pública Arús, Barcelona, Spain

My Top Posts

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Culture: Miley Cyrus Nude In Wrecking Ball—Her Former Pastor Speaks Out

Religion: Homogenized Religion, Inc. – Where Are The Women?

Artistry: Letters From A Devastated Artist (4)

Work: Why It Costs To “Connect With Me” and “Pick My Brain.”

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