With over twenty-five years in ministry, Elder Raney Antoine, Sr. has functioned in many facets of ministry, including membership, discipleship, stewardship, and leadership. He serves as Senior Pastor and Pioneer of New Life Family Worship Center of Boutte, Louisiana.
Raney was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and was one of seven children of the union of the late Ennis and Yvonne Antoine. He attended Jefferson Parish public schools and graduated from John Ehret High School with honors. Inspired by his love of academics, he accepted a scholarship at the University of New Orleans and later transferred to Our Lady of Holy Cross College to complete a Bachelor of Science in Allied Health.
Raney received a Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling (Magna Cum Laude) Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary (LBTS) in Lynchburg, Virginia in September 2010. He is married to the former Carla Marie Smith of New Orleans, Louisiana and has three children, Raney Jr., Kayla, and Y’vonne.