R. Loren Sandford

Loren Sandford (1951–2021) grew up a preacher’s son in the Congregational Church in Illinois, Kansas, and north Idaho. As a teenager, he played rock music professionally in three states as well as two Canadian provinces before attending the College of Idaho. In 1973, he earned his B.A. in Music Education, then moved to California to attend Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena.

After earning his Master of Divinity degree in 1976, Loren served four churches full-time, successfully planting two of them, including New Song Church and Ministries in Denver, Colorado, where he was the senior pastor. In 1991, Loren was the worship leader for the first Promise Keepers mass men’s meeting at the CU Event Center in Boulder, Colorado.

He traveled internationally, teaching and speaking for conferences in renewal churches, and overseeing and advising ministries in various capacities. He also served as a prophetic advisor and board vice chairman for Elijah Rain Ministries.

Loren released seventeen albums of original music, most of it for worship. He was the author of several books, including The Last Great Outpouring: Preparing for an Unprecedented Move of God.

Loren was a member of the Osage Nation, a Native American tribe centered in Oklahoma. He is survived by his wife of forty-nine years, Beth Sandford, as well as three children and several grandchildren.

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