Candace Radar-Horsley

Candace Rader-Horsley

         I was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee where I attended Church Street United Methodist Church with my mother, father, and three older and bossy sisters; Beth, Anne, and Linda.   My earliest memories of attending church were of Sunday School when my father would take me to my classroom,

        A huge picture of Jesus greeted me on the wall of the class room. Jesus appeared mysterious, miraculous, and magical because He seemed to watch me wherever I walked in that room. Our Senior Minister was Dr. Toombs H.  Kay, the brother of Terry Kay. I was in Dr. Kay’s first confirmation class at Church Street.  I loved listening to his sermons as they brought the Bible to life, kept a restless teenager’s attention, and inspired our congregation.

        Although I had three older sisters, I was the only one to follow in my father’s footsteps as an attorney. I graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, and then from Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law in 1988. In 1989, I moved to Carrollton, Georgia, to work for the Honorable Dewey Smith as the law clerk for the Coweta Judicial Circuit.

        I was unloading my furniture from a U-Haul truck with the help of my friend, George Beasley, and we could not get the sofa down from the truck. George called his uncle, Tom Ballard, for assistance. Tom was the Minister at Carrollton Presbyterian Church and he invited me to church the following Sunday.  I have been attending Carrollton Presbyterian since that invitation.

        As a member of Carrollton Presbyterian, I have worked with the youth under Pastor Jerry Patton and with Jerry Long who was our youth leader while attending Columbia Seminary. I have been involved with the women of the church since 1989, taught Children’s Sunday School, and played in the Bell Choir.  I have also served on the Worship and Outreach Committees. Most of all, I appreciated the experience of going to Campeche, Mexico on two mission trips with members of Carrollton Presbyterian.

        I am married to Jay Horsley, and have two step-children, Samuel Horsley and Sarah Horsley Stephens. My husband and I have always had a heart for helping others. As an attorney in solo practice, I meet folks from all walks of life, those who are financially secure and those who struggle from day to day. In the practice of law, I enjoy helping people who come into my path. As a person blessed by God’s grace, I try to give back to my family,  friends, and community. My hope is to continue to give back to the members of our household of faith and community who have helped me over the past twenty-seven years.

 

Last Published: February 15, 2017 2:48 PM
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