Deacons

1 Timothy 3 - Overseers and Deacons:

"(1)  Here is a trustworthy saying:  If anyone sets his heart on being an overseer, he desires a noble task.   (2) Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,  (3) not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.  (4) He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect.  (5) If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God's church?  (6) He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil.  (7)  He must also have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the devil's trap.  (8)  Deacons, likewise, are to be men worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging on much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain.  (9)  They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience.  (10)  They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as Deacons.  (11)  In the same way their wives are to be women worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything."     (New International Version translation)

Deacon Assignments are as follows:

Oscar Guerra - Family Ministry Plan, Outreach

John Mitchell - Church Security and Training

Gene Johnson - Meals, Fellowship for Deacons

Michael Ortiz - Hospital, Bereavement

Ross Janota - Benevolence, Widows

Rick Heyser - Music, Family Life Center Outreach Activities

In addition, each Deacon will be connected with a section of the church family and will be a shepherd and point of contact for each family.

 

 



Chairman of Deacons

Oscar Guerra

Oscar Guerra was ordained as a Deacon in February 2012 and has served as Chairman of Deacons since 2013.  He and his wife, Dominga, have one daughter and three foster sons.




Deacon

John Mitchell

John Mitchell was ordained as a Deacon in September 2017.  He and his wife, Amanda, have three children.




Deacon

Rick Heyser

Rick Heyser was approved as a Deacon by the church body on June 20, 2018.  The ordination ceremony was held on December 9, 2019.




Deacon

Ross Janota

Ross Janota was approved as a Deacon by the church body on June 20, 2018.  The ordination ceremony was on December 9, 2019.




Deacon

Gene Johnson

Gene Johnson was approved as a Deacon by the church body on June 20, 2018.




Deacon

Michael Ortiz

Michael Ortiz was approved as a Deacon by the church body on June 20, 2018.  Michael is a lifelong resident of Odem.  He and his wife, Liz have two daughters and five grandchildren.




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