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 have been serving vocationally as a financial advisor since 1987 and now own a planning firm in Sherrill, NY, Sound Mind Financial, LLC.
For exercise, I love biking and basketball. I served as New Life Boys Head Coach for 17 years. We also love spending time in the sun in our second home in Cape Coral, FL.
We have been blessed with 4 children - Jake, Nate, Jesse and Kristi. 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, Lima, NY. Certified Kingdom Advisor (CKA) through Kingdom Advisors, Atlanta, GA.
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 have served as youth leader and currently am a music director. My primary responsibilities include preparing 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. Currently I'm Associate Professor of Nursing at SUNY Delhi.
For fun, I like to go kayaking, scuba diving and walk my dog, Paddles.
EDUCATION: Eastern College in St. Davids, PA for Social Work. R.N. - SUNY Morrisville, BSN and MSN in Nursing Education, SUNY Delhi.
TODD SLABAUGH - ASSISTANT PASTOR, New Life Christian School PRINCIPAL
I’m Todd and I’m the assistant pastor at RNLC. My main responsibility is to lead NLCS as the principal and serve as a pastor to our staff, students and parents. 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, planning, overseeing the physical plant (along with the Trustees). 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. from Seattle Pacific University. Certificate of Christian Community Development and Appropriate Technology from SIFAT and MA.Ed in Educational Leadership from Concordia University, St. Paul.
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 is currently involved in itinerate preaching and overseeing Men's Ministry offering monthly breakfasts for area men.
Pastor Jerry and Diana live in Morrisville, NY, and are a continual blessing to the RNLC family with their wisdom and guidance.