body of deacons

Act 6:1-4

In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Hellenistic Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, "It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables. Brothers and sisters, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word."


The purpose of deacons is to serve the Lord by conducting the caring ministry of the church - doing the work of benevolence, visiting the sick, being alert to the spiritual needs of the congregation - and by promoting unity within the church, thus freeing the pastor to focus on prayer and the ministry of the Word, and facilitating the spread of the gospel.


Eddie Barber, Sr.

Horace Lawson

Bernard Brown

Calvin Doty, Jr.

Daryl Love

Paul Price

James Harris

Ralph Hill

Al Johnson

Don Lyons

Leonard Bredwood

Leander Ridgeway, Sr.

Johnny Owens

Lesley Moore

Ezell Gainer

Cornelius Patton

Derek Lindsey

Michael Jones

William Smith (emeritus)

Edward M.Taylor (emeritus)

John W. Johnson (emeritus)