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Country humorist and actor Randall Franks appears with former President Jimmy Carter

Country humorist and actor Randall Franks appears with former President Jimmy Carter
Country music humorist Randall Franks, “Officer Randy Goode” from TV’s “In the Heat of the Night,” recently debuted music and
comedy from his upcoming Christian CD “Keep ‘Em Smilin’” at Maranatha Baptist
Church in Plains, Ga. to an international congregation.
“Performing years ago for a Carter family gathering and
grand marshaling the Plains Day Parade are some of my favorite memories of my
entire career and I shared those experiences in my latest book Encouragers II,”
Franks said. “I was so honored to join in study, worship, and sharing of
musical gifts with the congregation at Maranatha including some old and many new
friends. It was a blessing to be with the Carters again whose service greatly
influenced my youth and inspired my desire to serve.”
Pastor Jeremy Shoulta shared a musically-themed
sermon
entitled “Why Sing” based on Colossians 3:12-17. Franks blended his
fiddling, guitar and Appalachian dulcimer sounds with songs and
humorous stories intertwining with the message and congregational hymns.
Hymns
were led by music leader Danny Ariail and supported by Maranatha
musicians
Carol Anderson and Jan Williams. The congregation included worshippers
from China,
Japan, Australia, U.K., Canada and within the U.S. from Hawaii to
Washington,
D.C. Former President Jimmy Carter taught a lesson on King Solomon and
then
joined in worship with former First Lady Rosalynn Carter. Also among the
congregation was National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis.  
Franks’s latest book is “Encouragers II: Walking with the
Masters” and his new CD “Keep ‘Em Smilin’” from Crimson Records will release in
May.
From left, Pastor Jeremy Shoulta, former First Lady Rosalynn
Carter, former President Jimmy Carter and International Bluegrass Music Museum
Legend Randall Franks. (Randall Franks Media)

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