AL CHANDLER - SENIOR PASTOR
I'm Al Chandler and I serve RNLC as the senior pastor and have been involved in various aspects of ministry in this church since 1986.
My wife, Tammy, and I were local high school sweethearts and married in August of 1983. After leaving the area after high school, we came back to this area in 1986 and through a friend were introduced to this church.
We began our ministry here in 1988 as youth leaders. In 1992 I became a staff Youth Pastor and served in that capacity until 2002 when I became Assistant Pastor. In 2005 I became Senior Pastor. I also have my own business in insurance and financial planning which has actually prepared me in many ways to manage the church as well.
We have been blessed with 4 children. Our oldest Jake lives in Brooklyn. Jesse graduated from New Life Christian School in 2009 and Kristi will graduate high school in 2013. Our son Nate passed away in September 2004 at the age of 16 from an accident. He is greatly missed but God has been faithful to lift us up and heal our broken hearts.
EDUCATION: B.S. in Mathematics from SUNY Albany. Received ordination and license to minister from Elim Fellowship.
TAMMY CHANDLER - SENIOR PASTOR'S WIFE, WORSHIP COORDINATOR
I’m Tammy and I’m Pastor Al’s wife. I have been involved in various aspects of the church since 1988 but currently serve as a youth leader and also the worship team coordinator. My primary responsibilities include preparing teaching and activities for our high school ministry and also to prepare worship for each service as well as to choose and teach new songs to our worship team. I have a passion to see each person come to know, love and enjoy God’s presence and to help raise up the next generation to be world changers.
EDUCATION: Eastern College in St. Davids, PA for Social Work. Morrisville State College for nursing at the age of 40!
TODD SLABAUGH - ASSISTANT PASTOR, New Life Christian School PRINCIPAL
I’m Todd and I’m the assistant pastor at RNLC. Among my responsibilities are the general administration of the church. I plan and lead the Sunday service and help implement the plans of the pastoral staff.
I am also responsible for teaching Sunday school (either adult or youth), occasional preaching, overseeing the deacons committee, and our missions committee. My heart’s desire is to see people become mature in their faith and to then see them reach out to others.
My wife Jenny and I have been married since February 28, 1998. We have 4 kids, Nathaniel, Aaron, Moriah, and Peter.
I grew up in Whitefish, Montana at the base of a ski resort. Jenny grew up in beautiful Central New York. We met at a training program in Alabama for community leaders from third world countries focusing on community development and appropriate technology. Once we were married we moved to New York in the fall of 1998.
During our time at Randallsville, we have been involved with a variety of ministries. Jenny and I are both active in communicating with our missionaries and organizing short term teams from our church. Jenny teaches at New Life Christian School (the largest ministry of our church) and has led numerous women’s Bible studies. In January of 2008 I followed God’s calling and became the assistant pastor.
EDUCATION: B.S. in Biology from Seattle Pacific University. Certificate of Christian Community Development and Appropriate Technology from SIFAT
JERRY SALIBA - PASTOR EMERITUS
Pastor Jerry Saliba and his wife, Diana, served as senior pastors at RNLC for 25 years, before stepping down in 2006. Pastor Jerry continues to serve at RNLC as Pastor Emeritus, occasionally preaching and leading services.
During those 25 years, Randallsville experienced growth from a small congregation to a growing community, and the start of many ministries and outreach, including the start of New Life Christian School, a main ministry of the church.
Pastor Jerry hasn't really "retired" though. He has taken the reigns of the Men's Ministry for RNLC and for Elim Fellowship, supporting and encouraging men all throughout the Elim family of churches.
If you wish to find out more about his new role and ministry, go to Elim Fellowship or Valiant Men of God to find out about upcoming events and conferences that will be offered, including the yearly fall Men's Conference in Lima, NY.
Pastor Jerry and Diana live in Morrisville, NY, and are a continual blessing to the RNLC family with their wisdom and guidance.