Our Leadership

Randy Yates, Elder

Randy has been with us for 13 years, having previously served six years as head deacon and four years as an elder at JCAC. He has taught the junior Sunday school class the last 2 years. Residents of Washington County for 13 years, Randy and his wife, Jean, have four children. Their older two have graduated from Liberty University and their son David and his wife Amanda attend JCAC. Their younger two daughters are students at Liberty University. Randy enjoys hiking, hunting, boating, and crossword puzzles.

Larry McCandless, Elder

Larry and his wife, Mariela, have been members at JCAC since 2001 when they moved to the area from Raleigh, NC.  Larry was born and bred in Butler, PA, just north of Pittsburgh (go Steelers!) and has attended Alliance Churches all his life in various cities and states.  He served in a variety of roles at JCAC since officially joining in 2001 including Assistant Treasurer, Trustee, and most recently Treasurer.  He enjoys biking, skiing, hiking, shooting, reading, cooking, camping, exercising, DIY, and practically anything he can do with Mariela, including running 5Ks and travelling.

Bob Bagley, Elder

Bob and his wife Sherry moved to the Johnson City area in 2019 specifically to attend JCAC. They have been involved in the Christian and Missionary Alliance since 1973, when a local Alliance pastor took the time to teach them the Good News of salvation through Jesus Christ. Since then they have served in Alliance churches in several states. Bob has been an Elder or Pastor in six Alliance churches, located in Indiana, Kentucky (2), Pennsylvania, Florida, and now Tennessee. He believes a healthy, New Testament church will fulfill the Great Commission in all its ministries. Seeking the lost, praying for others, teaching and discipleship are prerequisites for a thriving church. Bob and Sherry have three children, seven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. One of the children, Amy, lives next door to them along with seven-year-old Emma. The other two children, Bob Jr. and Debbie, live in Florida and Kentucky, respectively. Bob's leisure time activities include leading Bible studies, hunting and target shooting, fishing, crosswords, and reading. Sherry keeps busy with sewing, cooking, baking, reading and women's Bible studies. They are very excited that the Lord called them to JCAC, and look forward to all He has planned for each of us in the coming days.