A Christian Community Service Outreach Ministry
In 2007, Larry and Susan Randolph started Canines for Christ in Tampa, Florida. The ministry today continues to be operated from Tampa with oversight by a board of directors and faithful volunteers. Larry is the spiritual leader of Canines for Christ and is a board-certified crisis response therapist and chaplain and a longtime chaplain with Billy Graham's rapid response team. He is also an evangelist with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Over the years, Larry and his beautiful lab Gracie, have achieved over 12,000 visits reaching hundreds of thousands of people with God's Powerful Love.
Susan and Chaplain Larry Randolph have been married 17 years and have a blended family of four daughters and nine grandchildren. Susan and Larry minister to people alongside their two beloved dogs Gracie (12) and Sadie (2). Susan loves serving our Lord through Canines for Christ. Susan and Larry answered God’s call and began Canines for Christ in 2007. Susan says it has been amazing to watch how God has grown C4C to over 1,000 volunteers who have joined over the past 13 years. She is a Crisis Response Volunteer and CERT Volunteer with the Department of Homeland Security. Susan serves as the Secretary / Treasurer and is instrumental in the on-going everyday workings of the ministry. She praises God for this ministry as this is His ministry and she gives Him all the glory and honor. She invites you to join us as we serve our precious Savior along with our loving companion(s).
Steve and his dog Bruce have over 15,500 facility visits and he wrote the Canines for Christ Volunteer Manual. Steve states that he has probably experienced pretty much any circumstance that can be imagined doing a therapy dog ministry. He has a heart for increasing the ability of Canines for Christ volunteers through additional learning opportunities and has helped with resourcing Canines for Christ volunteers with additional credentials. His resume includes many accreditations with expertise in counseling and assisting those in crisis. Steve serves as Senior Chaplain for Canines for Christ.
Jill joined Canines for Christ in 2017 and has loved being a part of a therapy dog ministry that claims the Good News of the Gospel. She has a background in Christian Education. Jill began her Canines for Christ journey with her dog, Haley who is now retired and currently serves with her dogs Mollie and Rocco. Jill's passion is empowering potential in people to help them live out God’s Call on their life. Through God’s grace her and her husband (Ross) have been instrumental in growing the San Antonio, TX chapter of Canines for Christ from three teams to close to 60 teams making an impact in their community for Jesus. She is an AKC CGC Evaluator, loves anything to do with dogs, and serves as a Chaplain for School Connect with local school districts.
Jill serves as our Director of Membership.
Leslie is a New Hampshire native currently living in Big Sandy, TX with her husband David. She has two therapy dogs Seamus and Jessie along with two cats. Leslie and David are U.S. Army veterans. They have been married 42 years and have three daughters, five grandsons, and one granddaughter. A Christ-follower since age 11, Leslie has held local, associational, and state offices with Woman’s Missionary Union. Currently, she serves as Secretary of Big Sandy Ministerial Alliance and writes the church news for the local paper. Leslie and Jessie started therapy dog work in 2015 in Houston and joined C4C in 2017. Leslie became a C4C Chaplain in 2018 and Seamus joined C4C in 2020. She is the Texas Volunteer Coordinator and writes the welcome letters to new volunteers country-wide and maintains the on-going monthly volunteer membership report.
Ross is an entrepreneur who has founded several successful companies relating to finance and retirement. Ross was raised in San Antonio, Texas, and graduated from the University of Texas and is a Naval Officer veteran.
Ross joined Canines for Christ in 2017 with his wife Chaplain Jill Powell and they began building the San Antonio chapter together. Having a blended family of six children, one grandson and five dog’s life stays busy.
Ross enjoys technology and builds websites for businesses, non-profits, and now Canines for Christ. His technical expertise is helping Canines for Christ become more efficient by automating membership tasks and creating the C4C online store to further help our members get the gear they need.
Ross is also an urban homesteader raising bees, chickens, and rabbits and tending a garden to be more self-sufficient.