Randy Vader – CEO, Praisegathering Music Group

Randy_VaderRandy Vader has enjoyed a brilliant and distinguished career spanning three decades.  He is a best-selling composer and lyricist, Dove Award winning producer, and with his wife Carol, the owner and CEO of PraiseGathering Music Group – one of the most respected companies in Christian music publishing. He and fellow composer Jay Rouse, have created over 40 ground breaking seasonal, patriotic and general musicals and published over 400 songs.  In addition, he has recorded, produced and published over 1,000 choral pieces under the PraiseGathering, Gaither Music, Adoration, and Alpha Praise imprints.  He has been a part of the Gaither Music family for 30 years and remains the creative producer with Bill Gaither for the world renowned Gaither Music catalogue.  Randy and Carol Vader have had a major impact on church music through the publications from their music company and their long history of personal financial contributions to music ministries across the nation. They are known for their commitment to keep the legacy of great hymns foundational in the music of the church – along with embracing the inspired new music God is gifting the Body of Christ with around the world.  That commitment is seen in the exclusive eclectic nature and unique quality that exemplifies PraiseGathering Music Group.