Randy Ballard

Randy Ballard

Minister for Recreation and Young Adults


Randy Ballard is Providence’s Minister for Recreation and Young Adults (and has been since 1997). That means he’s in charge of fitness and fun at Providence. Randy coordinates the Providence Fitness Center and all kinds of recreational and sports activities for every age group.

Randy also spearheads adult mission trips. One of Randy’s favorite mission locations is Metro Baptist Church in New York City. Randy relishes theatre, and enjoys offering his mission trip comrades the opportunity to squeeze in a Broadway show while they are away. He’s also passionate about bringing generations together for theatrical productions. From seniors to preschoolers, everyone can find a place in one of Randy’s musicals. He also spends a great deal of time mentoring and fostering relationships with our college students and young professionals.

Randy’s wife Debbi recently retired from the Providence Weekday Ministry, where she worked for almost 20 years caring for our very youngest. Debbi and Randy have three daughters. Courtney, who we miss every day, and Lauren and Brooke, who are both recently married.

Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Recreation – Appalachian State University
Ordained in 2015


One may start out as just a member, but soon you realize you have become a part of a nurturing and loving family.

Wilna- Adult

Providence is my “extended” family!

Penny- Adult

Worship at Providence is always meaningful to me, and touches some part of my life.

Pam- Adult

Providence is a second home where I can relax and have fun and worship God.

Owen- Student

Providence is a welcoming and strong congregation with a heart for serving each other and the community, while building lasting relationships, and growing in our faith and understanding of Christ.

Jennifer- Adult