Wow. Where do I start?  Ok…

Who We Are:
We are the Randleman family. Jeff, Heather, and six wonderful kids: Hannah, Lydia, Titus, Jadon, Abigail and Jude. (Insert your large family comment here… I’ve probably already heard it.) I am the lead minister at Cabool Christian Church, in Cabool, Missouri.

My Passion:
One of my main passions is creationism. I believe that we can take the Bible literally; when God says he created the earth and the universe in six, 24-hour days, I believe that is exactly what he did. I believe that he did that around 6000 years ago, and that the earth is NOT millions or billions of years old.

I believe that a flood covered the entire globe in the days of Noah, around 4500 years ago, and that eight people were saved in the ark.  And I believe that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is our ark.

One of my hobbies is landscape and nature photography.  I’ve posted a few images here, but am working on another site to showcase some of my best shots. Connected to my photography, I love being outdoors. I love to hike, bike, kayak, camp… I love being outside with a camera and a piece of beef jerky, usually Jack Links.

Another hobby is web building and design.  One of my projects is a family website.  Check it out at family.jeffrandleman.com. So, I will be incorporating both of my interests into one: I plan to build and host a web gallery to showcase my photography. Sounds fun, huh?

Another interest is reading.  I love to read.  I read  anything that sparks a passing interest in my mind.  Favorite topics include Creation, American History, and Leadership.  Some of my favorite authors include Ted Dekker, Tom Clancy, Henry Morris and Jonathan Sarfati. As a result of this, I have connected with several publishers and review books for them. You will find those reviews on this blog.

I also love to collect and examine coins.  Right now,  my favorites are Jefferson nickels and Franklin half dollars, although I collect much more.  You can learn a lot of our history by examining coins. This is a fairly recent interest that has become quite a main hobby of mine. I can sit and examine coinage for hours, simply enjoying the detail, the history, and for me, the particular tone/hue/color a coin develops as it ages. I especially love the way the Roosevelt dimes tone.

The Wrap-Up:
Well, that about wraps it up. As I think of more stuff about myself and my family, I’m sure it will find it’s way here…

Please note: I reserve the right to delete comments that are offensive or off-topic.

  • are you still playing the guitar? you had a pretty sweet telecaster… 🙂

    I wish I knew about web design. I'm just now getting into video editing, in addition to comic art and music.

    Again, that's a pretty sweet picture, sir, and I'm anxious to see more. 😀

  • Hey Jeff!
    I just found out today that your dad Donald Lee and me are are descendants of Martin Christopher Randleman Jr. (b. 1805). Your GGG granddad and my GG granddad are brothers. If you have a copy of the book "Randleman, Rendleman, Rintelman Reunion 1981 by Billy Snead Webb, I am on Page 707 and you are on page 694.
    I was born in Fresno, Ca. and now living in Rockingham, NC since 1986. I also realized that Rick is your brother.
    Must be family, I am also a Christian Constitutional Conservative!
    Click on the link to see a picture from the Randleman book with you and your forefathers. https://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AdFI2zEAJyJeZG

  • Ellen Randleman-Eldr

    Jeff & Family,
    I am looking for any family members.
    My father Max Randleman Sr. was from Truman Arkansas, had 4 brothers 3 of whom lived in S.E. Missouri or N.E. Arkansas at some point. Max (father) settled in Alpena Arkansas.
    Looking for any family connections, all help greatly appreciated.
    I can be contacted at my office in Branson Missouri 417.334.4189 or via email ellen@tri-lakes.net.

  • Hi Ellen
    Pleasure to meet you. First of all you know that one of your dads brothers was Staff Sergeant Denver "Bull" Randleman depicted on "Band of Brothers" the TV mini series don't you? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denver_Randleman
    Forgive me for cutting this short but its getting late and my eyes are getting weak. I will write more soon. God Bless!

    James E. Randleman

  • Hi, Ellen.

    I'm not too sure about the family down in Arkansas… My dad's name is Donald Lee, son of Orvis Randleman. They both live in the Springfield, MO area. My great grandad's name was named James Randleman.

    I used to have a Randleman Book, like the one Jim mentioned above. But my dad took it back. It's actually his. I snagged it from him and kept it for so long that he now won't let it out of his sight when I'm around… 😉

    We just moved away from the Branson area about 6 onths ago. I wish I knew you then, we could have met. As it is, we don't get back there very often right now, even though we only moved a couple of hours away.

    It's great to connect with you. I hope we can all get to know each other better!

  • Hi Jeff,

    Happy New Year to you! I trust you are having an enjoyable day. My name is Todd Stepp and I work for BooksChristian.com, here in Franklin, TN. We are a Christian owned & operated company that sells over 200,000 Christian products.

    I have visited jeffrandleman.net and have noticed that you post book reviews on your blog. I wanted to see if you would be interested in partnering with us, enabling visitors to your blog to purchase books that you review, as well as other books that you may suggest to them (books of the day etc.). In return we would pay you 9% on every sale made. There is very little work that would need to be done on your end, as we provide all the tools to create links and codes that you can post on your blog.

    I would love to discuss this further with you at your earliest convenience. I look forward to hearing from you!


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  • Deriek Eaves

    I have some pictures of Denver "Bull" Randleman that I am about to give to Michael Cudlitz. I have looked for Eric Randleman and have had no luck. If you have any information about his whereabouts please let me know.
    Deriek Eaves

    • Deriek, I'm not sure I know Eric personally. The only Eric I know is here. [http://www.facebook.com/erandleman]. Not sure if that is the right Eric or not. You might try James Randleman, who left a comment earlier in this list. He has a petty good grasp on the Randleman family history. Thanks for letting me know. If I find out any further info, I'll pass it on to you.

  • Deriek

    Which Eric Randleman are you looking for? There are 3 that I know of, Eric Bruce, Eric Dean and Eric Jason. Middle name or approximate age would help.

    Warm Regards


  • Christopher Randlema


    It's good to see some other Randlemans out there. There are a family of Randlemans up here in Minnesota as well who are in the book.

    Where can one find a copy of the book?


  • Della Katon

    Hi Jeff,
    I am also a descendant of Martin Christopher Randleman I believe he is my GGG grandfather on my Dads side of the family. I have both of the Randleman books and would be willing to send info but not part with the books. My fathers name was Harry Raymond Randleman and his father was Reed D. Randleman. Later Della Katon

  • Christopher,
    I've been looking for my own copy for a while. Can't seem to find one out there. My dad and grandfather both have a copy, but neiher one will "lend" them to me, since I tend to keep them for so long… 🙂

    Glad to conect with you. If you have a facebook account, I'm at http://www.facebook.com/jeffrandleman.

    Nice to meet you as well. Where are you from? My branch of the family landed in Buffalo, MO area a long time ago and has stayed pretty close to there ever since. Many of them moved closer to Springfield, including my grandfather, Orvis Randleman.

    Like I mentioned to Christopher, I have access to the books, I just would like one of my own…

    Interesting that Martin Christopher was your GGG Grandfather. That makes 6 generations for your line. I'd have to go back and check again in the book, but I think I'm the 9th generation in my line. My kids make the 10th generation of Randlemans in our branch of the family.

    I would be interested in more conversation about your family and just how we might be related; and also with you Christopher.

    Thanks for commenting!

    James, you seem to know a lot about the family history. Any input you have would be welcome! Thanks!