Randy LeBlanc, Minister of Worship & Music
Randy grew up in Bogalusa, Louisiana, a small town 60 miles north of New Orleans. His family was actively involved in Calvary Baptist Church where he learned of the love of Jesus in a caring community of faith. Musical influences in his life included the church graded choir program, playing in the band, and a musical family. The call to church music ministry came while serving as music director of a small country church during his high school senior year.
While majoring in church music at William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Randy met Cecelia Patterson. Now married for 49 years, they have three children. Jennifer works in Raleigh for Red Hat Technology in leadership development and has two children, Jacob and Grace. Jason, general manager of The Waterfall Club at Lake Burton, is married to Amy and they have two daughters, Allie and Maddie. Jon is employed with BHP Billiton as a strategy manager and is married to Lizzie. They have a son, Noel, and are presently living in Singapore.
In 1990, Randy completed his Masters of Music degree at Baylor University and in 1997 did further post graduate studies in conducting at University of North Texas. He served churches in Mississippi, Louisiana, New Mexico, Texas, and now Georgia for a total of 46 years. He is also licensed as a financial advisor.
When not making music or advising financial clients, Randy loves to hike and photograph the beautiful landscape of Northeast Georgia. He and Cele enjoy travel, spending time with family and friends, and gardening.
Mrs. Carrie Trotter, Minister to Children
Carrie Trotter, part time children’s minister, has spent her life dedicated to children’s service. Whether you know her from Camp Agape, MOSAIC Arts Camp, Cub Scout Camp, a teacher at Level Grove Elementary School or South Habersham Middle School, Carrie’s passion for children is sure to be seen.
Carrie’s personal mission is to lead responsibly, respectfully, and relationally. Her vision for the children’s ministry at FBC Cornelia is to create an environment that fosters spiritual growth through family partnerships, quality programs, and Biblical truths.
The ministry goals that Carrie seeks to fulfill are:
- Partner with families to create the greatest impact in the spiritual development of children.
- Create a safe, welcoming environment with strong leaders and quality experiences.
- Ensure that each child in the ministry understands core Christian values essential for laying a foundation of faith.
It is important that Preschoolers understand three basic truths:
- God made me
- God loves me
- Jesus wants to be my friend forever
In the elementary program our hope is that we teach children:
- I need to make wise choices
- I can trust God no matter what
- I should treat others the way I want to be treated
Carrie is married to Brad Trotter and together they are the proud parents of Jacob, a student at Young Harris College and Kate, a middle school student at Tallulah Falls School.
Sheila Thomason, Bookkeeper and Minister Assistant
Carol Hasty, Church Secretary