Our deacons are men of the highest caliber that meet the qualifications of 1 Timothy 3:8-13. They are men that have been tested and have proven their worth to God's Kingdom, though not perfect men. Their primary areas of ministry concern are : compassion and service.
Our deacons are: Carl Duncan, Marvin Walden, Danny Kuhn, Marty Elliott, Gary Wear, Jesse Robinson, and John Anderson.
Our deacons deal with the physical facilities and practical, material needs of our church attenders. They have no authority over spiritual and governing matters, which is the role of our elders. See "Leadership" under "About" tab above to learn more about the elders.
Alexander Strauch writes on page 156 in his fine book, Minister of Mercy- The New Testament Deacon:
“Through the deacons, the local church’s charitable activities are effectively organized and centralized. The deacons are collectors of funds, distributors of relief, and agents of mercy. They help the poor, the jobless, the sick, the widowed, the elderly, the homeless, the shut-in, the refugees, and the disabled. They counsel and guide people. They visit people in their homes. They relieve suffering. They comfort, protect, and encourage people, and help to meet their needs. In contemporary language, they are the congregation’s social workers.”