B.A., Point University; MAR., Emmanuel Christian Seminary; JD, Georgia State University. Randy has been our Senior Minister since January 2012. Randy was born in Salem, VA, in the southern end of the Shenandoah Valley. He majored in Bible and Christian Ministry at Point University, formerly Atlanta Christian College, where he played varsity basketball there for four years. Randy married his sweetheart, Wendy Waites, in 1981 while serving as a Youth Minister near Atlanta, GA. He began seminary in 1983 and finished his seminary work with an emphasis in New Testament. He later studied law at Georgia State University receiving a Juris Doctor degree in 2001.
Randy and Wendy have two children: Andrew (recent graduate from the University of Georgia), and Benjamin (a recent graduate from Woodward Academy). They also have two other family members: a Labrador Retriever named Bernie, and a kitten appropriately named Monster. Randy enjoys reading, college football, playing golf, and being with friends and family.
Donna was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. She and her husband, Steve, have five kids and six grandchildren. Donna received her B.S. in Religion & Education from Liberty University in 2013 at the ripe old age of 44. She loves Jesus, spending time with her grandkids, kayaking, and gardening.
Stephanie moved around a lot with her family during her childhood and teenage years. After graduating from high school outside of Nashville, Tennessee, she attended Auburn University (WAR EAGLE!) where she earned her B.S. in Early Childhood Education. God had an assignment for her close to Auburn and she remained there for five years teaching first grade for three years then third grade for two. Following the Lord's leading, Stephanie then moved to Dallas, Texas in 2012 to pursue her M.A in Biblical Counseling. While there, she served as a nanny, tutor, and home school teacher for several families. She completed her degree in the summer of 2015 before returning to the south to be closer to family and friends. She has a passion for children as well as their parents and loves finding new and creative ways to get kids excited about Jesus. She also has a heart for outreach within the community. In her free time, she enjoys baking, running, hiking, traveling, dancing, and spending time with family and friends.
Traditional Worship Leader
Louanne Hutcheson has been a member of First Christian Church of Carrollton for over thirty years. She has served as worship leader for most of those years. Louanne is a retiree from administration in public schools. She is married to James, and they have two sons, Michael and Gabriel.
Contemporary Worship Leader
Cory Estes was born and raised in Bremen, GA and lived there most of his life. He lived in Carrollton for 7 years before moving with his wife, Evanda, to midtown Atlanta to manage a mission house for almost two years now. Cory has been involved in music and ministry since 2001 and also played lead guitar for the Christian rock/worship band "Living Anthem" from 2003-2011. Cory has been leading worship in different environments, contexts, and churches over the years and finds deep personal joy in leading people into the worship of Jesus.
Angie Chesser works part-time as the Financial secretary here at FCC. She loves reading, working and raising her children. You can find her at the office Mondays and Thursdays, late afternoons, and Wednesday mornings.
Jeremy went to First Christian in middle and high school. He just recently got engaged and will be marrying the love of his life, Rachel Taylor next April!
Jeremy grew up in Douglasville and graduated from Alexander in 2006 where he played football and baseball. Four years ago, he felt that God was calling him to ministry. God led him to Point University where he'll be graduating next May with a degree in Christian Ministry. He's worked for Nabisco as a sales rep for the past ten years, and has been the pastoral intern at First Christian for two years.
One thing he's very passionate about is missions. He's been to Haiti over a dozen times in the past six years. He also enjoys playing golf as often as he can. Jeremy loves to watch his favorite sports teams: Georgia Bulldogs, Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Braves, and my Atlanta Hawks.