Jesus taught about the calling of Christians to be servants. “The greatest among you shall be your servant. And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.” (Matthew 23:11-12) The word “deacon” comes from the Greek work “diakonos” which literally means “through dust.” The concept of raising dust suggests a servant hastening to serve or to wait on his master.

The Bible teaches that deacons should possess Christian purpose, spiritual integrity, proven spiritual maturity, a Christian family life, honesty in speech, temperance in living and good stewardship of possessions. Annually, the church considers men who meet these qualifications and who could serve as deacon in the upcoming year. Deacon terms last three years.


Deacon Officers
Byron Keel, Chairman
Robert McMaster, Vice-Chairman
Tony Patti, Secretary


Group #1
Robbie Dickerson, Leader
Chuck Davis
Frank Ketchum
Ken Adams
Mark Rudder
Sean Kelley
Tracy Ellis


Group #2
Steve Gallman, Leader
Allen Storey
Bob English
Bryan Lumpkin
George Essaff
Greg Trammell
Slater Baker
Tony Korey


Group #3
John Umphlett, Leader
Roger Bartlett
Bobby Harbuck
Mike Lawrence
Wagner Almeida
Doug McElhaney
Milo Watson


Group #4
Greg White, Leader
Miguel Caro
Terry Hardy
Matt McCaslin
David Beeler
Scott Hall
Robert McMillan
Gary Stevens


Group #5
Doug Winnette, Leader
Tim Carruth
Elliott Hearst
David McCurdy
Royce Brooks
Anthony Iorillo
Mark Ohliger


Group #6
Jose Diaz, Leader
Carey Cole
Leonard Holcombe
Russell Palmer
Harry Christian
Tony Johnson
Alex Owen

Group #7
Jerry Lawson, Leader
David Sparks
Scott Howerton
Billy Rogers
Greg Dyer
Bill Kelley
Ron Pierce