Deacon Ministry
Because we care for you and your family, the pastor and deacons of our church are committed to the Deacon Family Ministry Plan. We want to make certain that every member and family in our church experience the love and support of the whole congregation. We want to be known throughout the community as a loving and caring church.
 
What is the Deacon Family Ministry Plan? It is a plan through which the deacons can join the pastor and church staff in ministering to the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of each church member and family. When you join the church, your family is assigned to a deacon who will connect with you and minister to you. A part of each deacons’ meeting is spent praying about specific needs of families and in rejoicing over needs met and victories won. Another part of the meeting may be used in developing deacons’ skills in ministering to family needs. How can a deacon help you? Of course you are the only one who can answer that question. However, there are some specific ways your deacons wants to try to help:
 
(1) Visiting you—The first visit will be a get-acquainted visit with you and your family. However, your deacon will make other visits throughout the year when someone in your family is in the hospital or you have a sorrow or sickness in the home.
(2) Witnessing to unsaved family members—One of your deacon’s chief concerns is that every member of your family know Christ as Savior.
(3) Rejoicing with you and your family—Your deacon will share your joy when you celebrate important events or accomplishments in your life.
(4) Being your friend—As your deacon listens to your troubles and concerns, you will know someone who cares.
(5) Giving support in times of crisis—Sometimes your deacon can help you through the crisis by listening and giving support. Other times your deacon will know someone else or a community agency that can help.
(6) Answering questions about your faith—Your deacon will help you find the answers to questions about the Bible, your faith, the church, or our denomination.
(7) Helping you connect to other families—Your deacon will encourage you to participate in the social occasions when families in the assigned group or other church members get together for fun and fellowship.
(8) Helping you find ways to serve—Your deacon will watch for opportunities for you to use the talents, skills, and abilities God has given you.
(9) Praying for you and with you—Believing that you are important and believing in the power of prayer, your deacon will join with the pastor and other deacons in praying for you and each member of your family.
 
In the Deacon Family Ministry Plan every member and every family will have a deacon. The more effectively the plan works in our church, the closer our church will come to being a real family in Christ. Your cooperation will help make the plan work.
 
You can download the complete list of qualifications and responsibilities of the Deacons in our bylaws HERE.

Current Active Deacons
David Admire
Tommy Bulman
Jim Burleson
Nathan Catlin
Bob English
Mark Goode
Matthew Goode
Larry Goswick
Norman Hoff (chairman)
Kyle Jones
Wade McMillan
Jeremy Peterson
Richard Pickett
Clint Reynolds
Barry Sartain
Alan Stewart
Scott Thomas
Buddy Tunnell
Eddie Vanderbilt
New Deacon Ordination 2021

Acts 6:1-7
“In those days, as the disciples were increasing in number, there arose a complaint by the Hellenistic Jews against the Hebraic Jews that their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution. The Twelve summoned the whole company of the disciples and said, ‘It would not be right for us to give up preaching the word of God to wait on tables. Brothers and sisters, select from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Spirit and wisdom, whom we can appoint to this duty. But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.’ This proposal pleased the whole company. So they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit, and Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolaus, a convert from Antioch. They had them stand before the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them. So the word of God spread, the disciples in Jerusalem increased greatly in number, and a large group of priests became obedient to the faith.”
1 Timothy 3:8-13
“Deacons, likewise, should be worthy of respect, not hypocritical, not drinking a lot of wine, not greedy for money, holding the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. They must also be tested first; if they prove blameless, then they can serve as deacons. Wives, too, must be worthy of respect, not slanderers, self-controlled, faithful in everything. Deacons are to be husbands of one wife, managing their children and their own households competently. For those who have served well as deacons acquire a good standing for themselves and great boldness in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.”