Our Staff


Pastor Rob Taylor

Senior Pastor

I was raised in a loving home. The idea of success and “the meaning of life” were conveyed to me through images of how the world measured worth; obtaining a good job, getting the girl, starting a family, retiring, and then dying. These images didn’t contain any facets of God.

My first interaction with church and God was at a young age; in the Sunday school that I would get dropped at each week. It didn’t take long before I altogether stopped attending because I felt it was taking away from other things I’d rather be doing.… Read More

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Pastor RJ Granda

Assistant Pastor

Beautiful wife, house on the water, two gorgeous little boys and a good paying job. What more could you ask for? Life was good to me. That was the only problem. My life was all about me.

My work background was firmly rooted in construction. Since the age of 14, that’s the only work I knew. Carpenter and concrete finisher by trade. In 1995, I started my own business. A self made man. Not exactly. As I got to the pinnacle, of what I thought was my career, things got complicated.… Read More

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Pastor Larry Mitchell

Associate Pastor

I grew up in the 60’s when many young people were questioning the faith and the values of the previous generations. After years of disillusionment, the Lord Jesus called me to Himself on Thanksgiving Day, 1979. I have had many ups and downs in my walk since that day, but the Lord has been faithful to hold me close to Him. The Lord called me to serve Him in a church planting ministry in 1984 which resulted in me pastoring a small urban congregation in Birmingham, AL until 1991.… Read More

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Trent Schmidt

Youth Ministry Leader

I grew up in a very moral and loving Catholic home that knew Jesus Christ as the Savior of the world, but didn’t fully comprehend Him as our personal Savior. As a junior in high school, I was never fully satisfied and was attempting to find fulfillment in drugs, relationships and success in sports. All this changed when I was not only introduced to the consequences of my actions, but to a more personal and caring Jesus Christ. My parents had begun seeking the Lord apart from the Catholic church, and when confronted with the fears of my own selfish choices, I chose to quit avoiding Jesus Christ and found out what it meant to have salvation, grace and a personal relationship with Him.… Read More

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Miss Lou

Ladies Ministry Leader

About Miss Lou…

Born and raised: Born in NYC – Raised in NY Siblings: 1 Brother – Buzz Favorite thing to do as a kid: Play volleyball 1st Job: Worked as a file clerk at an insurance agency Favorite color: Black Favorite food: Pizza and Chicken Wings Who you married and when: a lot of years ago to Rob Taylor Children: None Hobbies: Writing and Teaching Favorite scripture verse: Psalm 20:4 Favorite vacation spot: Turks and Caicos Fun Fact: I am obsessed with my 3 maltese dogs Anything else: If I could interview anyone in the world I would want to interview Billy Graham

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Cindy Granda

Prayer Ministry Leader

About Cindy…

Born and raised: North Miami, FL Siblings: 2-Debbie in Heaven and Christine in FL Favorite thing to do as a kid: Play Sports–Volleyball, Softball & Watch Football w/ my dad 1st Job: MCDONALDS!!! Favorite color: Purple Favorite food: Garlic Crabs from Rustic Inn Crabhouse, FL!! School History: Graduated from Northwest Christian Academy-SMALL stint at Toccoa Falls College, Taccoa Falls, GA Who you married and when: Married the LOVE of my Life RJ in 1986 Children: 2 Fabulous Young Men–Anthony 21, and Dominick 17 Hobbies: Working out & PRAYING Favorite scripture verse: Joel 2:25 Favorite vacation spot: Any beach or any mountain Fun Fact: I can whistle at decibels that should be illegal & I’m a nut at Sporting Events.… Read MoreEmail Cindy Granda (cindy null@null ccbtn NULL.org)

Lesley Duffy

Children’s Ministry Director
Born and raised: Marion, Arkansas Your 1st Job: Babysitting and waitressing in a small Italian restaurant Your Favorite color: Neutrals and pink Your Favorite food: My moms manicotti and everything CHOCOLATE! Who you married and when: Jay Duffy on December 16, 2012. We love telling people about our amazing testimony, so please ask! Your Hobbies: Being with my 3 boys and husband, watching our oldest son play baseball, working out, planning events, and decorating anything!! Your Favorite scripture verse: 2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” Your Favorite vacation spot: I love the beach but love going new places, and as long as my family is with me it will be my favorite!… Read MoreEmail Lesley Duffy (lesley null@null ccbtn NULL.org)

Blake Thornell

Worship Leader
Born and raised: Born in Decatur, AL and raised in small towns throughout Alabama and Mississippi Your 1st Job: Line cook/dishwasher at a bar & grill Your Favorite color: Gray Your Favorite food: I can’t narrow that down, but if I had to pick one category I’d say Asian food: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese Who you married and when: Sarah Thornell on September 22, 2007 Children: Eden, born March 2, 2016 Your Hobbies: Hanging out with my wife and daughter; playing guitar; checking out new restaurants and coffee shops Your Favorite scripture verse: John 16:33 – These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace.… Read MoreEmail Blake Thornell (blake null@null ccbtn NULL.org)

Carol Robertson

Helping Hands Ministry
Born and raised: Southern California Siblings: Five brothers and five sisters Favorite thing to do as a kid: Camping, swimming, going to the beach, motorcycle riding. Your 1st Job: Parts delivery girl for an auto parts store Your Favorite color: Purple Your Favorite food: Mexican Who you married and when: Rob Robertson,(the love of my life) some 40 years ago Children: 1 girl Jamie, 1 boy Daniel, of which I am so very proud of who they are and who they serve.… Read MoreEmail Carol Robertson (help null@null ccbtn NULL.org)