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Church Leadership

"Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood." -Acts 20:28

 Blair Waddell – Elder & Senior Pastor

 Blair serves as the teaching pastor at Providence, where he has been a member since 2009. He hails from Greenville, SC, received his B.A. from Mars Hill College in Asheville, NC, his M.Div. from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY and his Ph.D. from the University of Stirling in Scotland. He came to Christ during his college years, and before coming to Providence, had served as a pastor in Tennessee. He has been married to his lovely wife Lisa for over 20 years and is the father of four daughters. He is passionate about Scripture and the Great Commission/Missions, and enjoys reading, soccer, and watching the Nashville Predators.


 Brian Milby- Elder, Associate Pastor & Minister to Students

 Brian serves as the Associate Pastor and Minister to Students. He grew up in Merritt Island, FL and came to Christ through a friend who shared a gospel tract with him. He was privileged to be discipled by several men, and through these relationships, as well as a pastoral internship, God gave him a passion for serving His church. A graduate of the University of Central Florida, he also holds an MA in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. Since 1990 he has served in 3 previous churches, and was involved in church planting for 8 yrs. He has been married for 23 years to Kelly, who serves as a RN at Huntsville Hospital, and they have two teen children – Cole and Caitlin. Brian is passionate about serving Christ and helping students and families reflect His character. He enjoys time with family and friends, discipling others and learning more of what it means to live out of the implications of the gospel.


 Dennon Clardy, Elder

 Dennon grew up in Fayette, AL, and was saved at the age of 12 after being raised in a Christian home. Upon graduating from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, he worked on NASA’s Spacelab Program as an electrical engineer. In over 25 years with NASA, he has served as a systems engineer, Chief Engineer, Project Manager and Program Manager on numerous human and robotic spaceflight missions. He and his wife, Rita, grew up in the same town, and became charter members of Providence in 2003, where he served as one of the 5 original Elders. They have been married for over 30 years and have 3 married sons and 2 grandchildren. He enjoys teaching Sunday School, leading small group studies, and working with young adults experiencing the transitions of adulthood, college and marriage. His hobbies include riding his 1700cc Kawasaki Nomad Cruiser and assembling jigsaw puzzles.


 Randy Cox, Elder

 Randy grew up in small town America (Mount Vernon, Indiana) as the oldest of five children. Raised in an unchurched family, he came to Christ as an adult through the influence of a godly wife and the persistent work of the Holy Spirit. After graduating from the United States Military Academy (West Point), he spent the next 21+ years serving as an officer in the United States Army. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel when he became “…too old to jump out of airplanes and sleeping on the ground was no longer fun.” Randy now teaches Chemistry at Calhoun Community College in Huntsville. He and Janet have been married for over 45 years and have one son (Matthew), daughter-in-law (Amanda) and two grandsons (Grayson & Johnathan). Randy enjoys serving in the church through teaching adult Sunday School classes and facilitating K-Groups. He enjoys reading (especially history), shooting and golf, and plans to learn to fly fish after his second retirement.


 Greg Barnett, Elder

 Greg was brought to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ at the age of 27. He is an engineer by trade and works at the Marshall Space and Flight Center. Greg grew up in Alabama and attended the University of Alabama in Huntsville for his undergraduate studies. He is a student at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary working on a Masters degree in Church Ministries. Greg is an ordained minister and Lord willing, hopes to serve the Lord’s church as a bi-vocational pastor. He is married to Linda, his wife of 14 years. Linda and Greg have no children of their own but have been blessed with 10 children via serving as foster parents for the last 6 years.


 Jim Carter, Elder

Jim grew up in Texas and Louisiana where family and athletics were a constant source of enjoyment. As a sophomore in college, he put his faith in Christ, realizing his sin and his need of a Savior. He began to grow in his faith and was discipled by godly men. After graduating from Louisiana State University, he began working with the US Army Corps of Engineers in Vicksburg, MS and served as a volunteer youth pastor in his church. He and his wife, Sue, have been married for 43 years and have three adult children and five grandchildren. His work assignments have taken them to many exciting locations. Jim and Sue are certified Biblical Counselors and enjoy helping people grow and mature in Christ through discipling and counseling. Retiring from NASA, he now works for a government contractor. He loves teaching and serving the body of Christ. He is an avid reader, enjoys fishing and being a grandfather.