"Randy Mac" McLelland has been speaking to and/or entertaining groups for many years. In fact, the first photo he has of himself holding a real microphone was on stage at his first-grade graduation from "Koover Kiddie College" in Pasadena, Texas as a five-year-old. (He was the emcee for the event.) He's loved being behind a microphone ever since. Whether Randy's providing entertainment for a banquet, giving a motivational talk, doing a concert of gospel music, leading in worship, or preaching, his love of life, laughter, and people is very obvious in his presentation.
Through the years not only did Randy Mac work on his music interests (singing, song-writing,, piano/keyboard, guitar, fiddle, and more), but he also learned that he had a great love for making people laugh. Randy says he really began to hone his humor skills during his high school years at Barbers Hill (near Baytown), where his teachers often did NOT laugh at his jokes. "I'm pretty sure it was usually because they just didn't understand the jokes," says Randy Mac......grinnin'.
Through the years, Randy has worn a LOT of hats. Pipe-fitter, insurance salesman, youth minister, radio personality, pre-need funeral counselor, and pastor......to name SOME of 'em.
In December of 2010 Randy's wife of thirty-three and a half years, Robbie, passed away after a 21-year battle with lupus. Exactly nine months.....to the day....earlier, Randy's friend in ministry, Kevin Walker, lost his earthly battle with cancer. Kevin was married to his wife, Julie, for twenty-seven and a half years. They were living in Colorado.
In late December, 2011, God brought Julie to Randy's mind. He had not seen Kevin since 1999; he had not seen or spoken to Julie since 1989! Randy found Julie on FaceBook and sent a simple message of, "I hope you and the kids are doing okay." Julie sent a note back, inviting Randy to call her sometime and, "Let's catch up."
He did. THEY did! Randy was invited by Julie and her family to come for a visit to Colorado. Things went very well, and there were subsequent trips for the two of them between Texas and Colorado.
Randy and Julie married on September 6, 2013 in Estes Park, Colorado. They now look forward to traveling together, providing ministry, entertainment, and/or motivational talks wherever they are given opportunity. Julie is sign language interpreter, and is ASL-certified in Texas. Together they want to reach out to the deaf community with laughter and hope as well.
Life IS an adventure!
"Get the message out! Randy Mac is a blessing and has done a wonderful job of leading our church in a time of renewal and revival. Randy is so personable and friendly that everyone immediately feels comfortable and is open to hearing what God has to say through him." ~ Trent Young, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Yuma,Colorado
"In the tradition of Jerry Clower and Dennis Swanberg, Randy Mac takes entertainment to higher ground. His wit and humor will fill your heart with laughter. His songs will lift your spirit and have you singing along before you know it. I can heartily recommend Randy to you with his wide range of talents for anything from a civic group meeting to a revival service." ~ Steve Beckwith, Pastor, Oak Grove Baptist Church, Burleson,Texas
"I am happy to recommend Randy Mac to you. Randy entertained for our Flashback to the 50's singles party bringing in the New Year. He related well both from the stage and in the more informal mingling interactions of the night. I appreciated Randy's availability and flexibility in tailoring his performance to match the particular flavoring of our specific event." ~ Jim Carroll, District Pastor, Clearpoint Church, Pasadena,Texas
"I have had the privilege of being around Randy Mac in various situations and I will have to say I left each time with nothing but praise and admiration for Randy's talent and ability to hold the attention of all ages. Randy has entertained at Chamber of Commerce meetings as well as the Chamber of Commerce Banquet and Optimist Youth Banquet. Randy has a way of getting the crowd involved and getting everyone to interact. If you are looking for good clean humor, look no further." ~ Marilyn Phillips, President, Glen Rose ISD Board of Trustees, Glen Rose,Texas