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"Remembering the Life of Loren Sandford"

Mark and Maureen Sandford
Oct 14, 2021

From the Desk of Steve Shultz:

Steve ShultzThere is such a rich, deep and powerful legacy in the Sandford family.

John Sandford, who wrote the famous work "TRANSFORMATION OF THE INNER MAN," went to be with the Lord several years ago.

Now, John Sandford's son, Loren Sandford, has joined his parents in Heaven, and so many will miss his love and wisdom for God's people.

Mark Sandford writes below on his brother's passing, and I wanted to share this with you all, our Elijah List family! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)

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"Remembering the Life of Loren Sandford"

Mark and Maureen Sandford

Photo of the late Loren Sandford

Mark Sanford writes: My big brother, Loren Sandford, has gone on to be with Jesus after a two-week bout with the Covid virus. Not only was he my big brother, but he was big brother to thousands and especially to pastors and prophetic leaders. Through wise Biblical teaching, the books he authored, his music and his frequent online presence, he guided many into a deeper walk with the Holy Spirit, a repentant lifestyle and a balanced use of their spiritual gifts.

He was there for Maureen (my wife) and me through highs and lows and helped us found Elijah Rain Ministries. He was a faithful mentor who saw so many through their darkest times and never gave up on anyone.

Loren leaves behind his fervent and joy-filled wife, Beth, his three children, Charity, Pastor Nathan, and Reah (all of whom are involved in ministry), their spouses and eleven grandchildren who were his delight, as well as a grandson-in-law. (Photo of Loren and Beth Sandford and family)

Loren's co-pastor, Beth, continues to pastor New Song Fellowship in his absence, which he founded in Denver, Colorado twenty-nine years ago. A grateful and dedicated staff and board join her in mourning his passing and carrying on his work.

Loren leaves a big hole in the Body of Christ, but we trust that the thousands he trained and guided will more than fill it, standing up to the task he left for them. (Photo of Loren Sandford's family)

All your children, both biological and spiritual, will miss you, Loren. We are grateful for the rich legacy you have left us. Its impact will be felt for generations.

Blessings on you as you take up your next task. We are all thankful for your continued prayers.

Mark and Maureen Sandford

Mark and Maureen Sandford
Elijah Rain Ministries


Mark and Maureen Sandford direct Elijah Rain Ministries, headquartered in Post Falls, Idaho. Mark earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in art from Boise State University in 1978 and a Master of Divinity with a major in counseling from Denver Theological Seminary in 1985. He is an author, teacher, conference speaker, pastoral counselor, and mentor with 37 years of experience. With his father, John Sandford, he co-authored Deliverance and Inner Healing and Healing the Earth, and was a contributing author for David Appleby's college and grad-school textbook, Transformative Interventions, and Joy Corey's Divine Eros. In recent years, Maureen has joined Mark in teaching, speaking, counseling, and mentoring. Mark and Maureen have a passion for bringing healing to the Body of Christ (especially pastors and leaders), and for training others to do the same. Mark loves to do artwork, and Maureen loves to make green things grow. They share life and love with three grown children—a daughter, Michal, and two sons, Jonah and Jasha, as well as a cairn terrier named Dixie and a mouse-sized pomeranian/shi-tzu named Juju.  

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