Ancient Warrior the Return
PURPOSE: The purpose of our first CD project 'Ancient Warrior, The Return' is to ignite the fire of God in the worshipping warriors of the Army of the Lord, and to announce the return of the Ancient Warrior, who is Christ the King. ABOUT US: Right Hand Reign is a worship ministry team whose members have been forged through the fires of time and experience under the hand of God. We first came together from all over the United States in 2004 as a worship team in a local church in Atlanta. We quickly realized that God wanted much more that just 'Sunday Morning Worship' from us. We began to write,compose,and arrange what we heard God saying to our local Body through the Word and through prophetic prayers and proclamations. God began to burn in us a desire to connect with other worshippers and churches in our city to prepare for the next move of God. The band 'Right Hand Reign' was formed in 2006 and our first concert was recorded live in December, 2006 in Atlanta. Our first CD release 'Ancient Warrior, The Return' was released in October, 2007. Through our own original music we desire to ignite a passion in others to worship God. By demonstrating worship that is unconstrained and on fire, we purpose to allow the Holy Spirit to flow through us to break constraints and allow freedom in worship. We want to 'Go Somewhere We've Never Gone Before'. We want to go to a place in worship that encompasses praise, celebration, thankfulness, healing, restoration, refreshing, intercession, warfare, and intimate adoration and love for our Lord and returning King as He prepares us to reign with Him forever. ABOUT US: Randy Webb - Leader/Keyboardist Randy is a native Georgian, born in Atlanta. Raised in a Christian home, he accepted Jesus as his personal savior in High School. He played Clarinet & Tenor Sax in his High School band and also started playing keyboards. He began singing in the Youth Choir at his church. Randy has had a call to minister the Gospel of Christ from early on in his Christian walk. He has sung and played keyboards over the years with several different groups and ministered as a soloist on TBN. He has been a member at Christ Fellowship for over 20 years and been a part of the Worship Team for most of those years. He has served as the Worship Leader for the past four years. He is involved with the Full Gospel Business Men's Atlanta Chapter overseeing their music, and also played the music for the Prayer Room during the Atlanta Promise Keepers Conference. He has a true heart for worship and loves to write songs and help lead others into a true worship experience. Randy has been married to his High School sweetheart, Debbie, since 1975 and they have two sons. Sylvia Gast - Pianist/Vocalist Born in Tokya and raised in San Francisco, Sylvia has been playing the piano since she was a child. Classically trained, as a teenager and young adult she played keyboards for several bands, learning rock, blues and gospel styles. As an adult has participated in many choirs, vocal ensembles, cantatas and worship teams. Over the years she has been influenced by Carol King, Carly Simons, Diane Zchech, Martha Munizzi, Donny McClurkin, MorningStar, Leonard Jones, Joanne McFadder and Robert Sterns. She composed the music and lyrics to most of the songs on 'Ancient Warrior, The Return'. Scott Smith - Guitarist Scott has been serving the Lord since he was a young man. He taught himself how to play the guitar when he was nine and has been playing ever since. He joined the Christ Fellowship Worship Team in 2004 and has been blessed with his new found family. Scott's favorite scripture is Proverbs 3:5-6. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding. Acknowledge Him in all your ways and He shall direct your path." Scott lives in Duluth, Georgia and is the father of five children. Lee Spivey - Guitarist Lee was raised in Atlanta and has been an active professional musician for over 30 years. He has worked in many musical styles including, but not exclusive to, jazz, blues, rock, r&b and classical. He enjoys blending different styles of music to create innovative sounds. Lee has been a guitar instructor for 26 years while performing, writing and recording for both his own projects and for other artists. The Lord gave Lee a passion for music which has been conveyed to hundreds of students and thousands of listeners. The Lord also gave Lee a great love for his family who affectionately call him, "The Best Husband in the World" and "The Best Daddy in the World." Lee and his wife, Pam, are home schooling their four children for God's glory and His purposes. Their prayer for you is that you be blessed in ways you haven't even imagined yet, in Jesus' name. Jason Dye - Bassist An Atlanta area native from a little place called Tucker, Jason is a devoted husband to his wife Kelly, and father of their two children Brandon and Elizabeth. In Jason's early years he was influenced by a heavy hitting band known as Stryper, and is still listening to them to this very day. Like most musicians, Jason started at an early age, and was also influenced by Classical and Jazz music. He began to play the Upright Bass at the age of 12 and did so for 7 years. He eventually took up the Electric Bass in his later teenage years in High School. Now at the age of 33, playing with Right Hand Reign he says, "I've found my spiritual family and a place for my musical gift." John Ekstedt - Drummer John is a drummer with diverse and extensive experience, as well as a songwriter. The Lord has provided John with opportunities to use his gifts outside of the four walls of his church, in retreats, conferences and other special events. John has two live worship CD's already under his belt. He began his ministry in music as a middle schooler, playing for musicals done by his church youth choir. In the thirty five years since, John has worked with a large and varied group of musicians. John is at his best when spending quality time with his instrument exploring cutting-edge modes of worship, which he has been doing since the late seventies. As the leader of Caleb's Trailblazers, a faith-based outdoor club for single professionals, John spends a significant amount of time in the woods. His nickname, Jungle John, refers to his musicianship, not to his affinity for the outdoors. John hikes between 200 and 300 miles per year. In February, 2007, John will marry his fiancée, Jo. He will quickly go from a bachelor living in style, to a family man, when they set up housekeeping along with Jo's labradoodle, Onyx. Bryan Cardarelli - Percussionist Bryan was born and raised in the heart of Warren, Ohio. Being in a family that neither parent had a musical background, it was destiny defined at his first heartbeat to be a percussionist. He started with lessons around the age of 12 with a Ludwig Snare Drum. He was involved in Orchestra and lettered in Marching Band through High School. He practiced anywhere from one to eight hours a day as a discipline to fulfill a determined dream. In 1987 he came to a crossroad and gave his heart and talent to serving Christ. He moved to Atlanta in 1993 and developed percussions into two previous churches' worship departments. He was part of a worship group, "Acts of Faith", in their original recording as a drummer and writer. He joined Christ Fellowship Church in 2004. Bryan says, "It is a blessing and I am forever grateful to God to take possession of the promise with my family and these talented friends ... Right Hand Reign. Saundra Corner - Vocalist Saundra was born in Seattle, Washington and transplanted to Atlanta just as God transplanted her at age 16 into the Kingdom of Heaven. She found a new home. Saundra loves the Lord and serves him in her marriage to husband Howard and their six children. She works full-time as a pre-school teacher. Saundra has been in choirs, served as a Worship Leader at a small church, ministered through prophetic music, signing and flags. She has sung on the worship team at Christ Fellowship for four years.