Deacons

Serve. Unify. Lead.

The timeframe for submitting candidates for deacon ordination in 2022 is now closed. A Deacon Selection Team, comprised of deacons and staff members, will lead an intentional vetting and equipping process toward the following milestones:

• December 5, 2021 – The Deacon Body will vote on a slate of candidates  
• January 9, 2022 – The slate of candidates is shared with the Church Family  
• January 16, 2022 – The Church Family votes on the slate of candidates in the morning worship service and deacons are ordained in an evening worship service.

 

Biblical Qualifications

Acts 6:1-6 

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."

This proposal pleased the whole group. They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit: also Philip, Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas from Antioch, a convert to Judaism. They presented these men to the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them.

1 Timothy 3:8-13

In the same way, deacons are to be worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain. They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience. They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons.

In the same way, the women are to be worthy of respect, not malicious takers but temperate and trustworthy in everything. A deacon must be faithful to his wife and must manage his children and his household well. Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus.

  • Full of the Holy Spirit
  • Full of Wisdom
  • Full of Faith
  • Worthy of Respect
  • Sincere
  • Not Indulging in Much Wine
  • Not Pursuing Dishonest Gain
  • Keep Hold of the Deep Truths of the Faith
  • The Husband of One Wife
  • Manages His Children and Household Well

Practical Considerations

  • Demonstrates a Consistent Involvement in Worship, Bible Study, and Service at Broadmoor
  • Male
  • Member of Broadmoor for at Least One (1) Year
  • Promotes Unity in the Body of Christ and Does Not Stir Up Dissension
  • Tithes

Qualifications for a Deacon's Wife

1 Timothy 3:11

In the same way, the women are to be worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything. 

  • Worthy of Respect
  • Not a Malicious Talker
  • Temperate
  • Trustworthy in Everything

2021 Deacon Leadership Team

Chairman: Chad Berry

Vice Chairman: Bill Moak

Communications Director: Allen McGehee 

Ministry Coordinators:  Andy Loving, Jim McCay, Keith Purvis, Tommy Watrous

Deacon Ministry Teams

Churchwide Events
Staff Liaison - Steve Mulhollen
Bill Slaughter
David Jones
Jamie Fry
Jim Kitchens
John Mallett
Lance Dillon

Community Impact
Staff Liaison - Rowland Hall
Vern Boothe
Frank Carlisle
Trey Pace
Brad Stevens
Clark Pullen
Gardner Richey

Connections
Staff Liaison - Harvey Ellis
Brian Clark
Bobby Higgenbotham
Chad Rhoden
Greg Paczak
Philip Richards
Ross Mitchell
Sam Cockroft
Tad Barham

Evangelism
Staff Liaison - Mark Evans
Rick Lachney
Jonathan Ford
Chuck Stewart
Chandler Pleasant
Jimmy Saxton

Grace Ministry
Staff Liaison - Amy Elizabeth Cockroft
Charles Morris
Jamie Porter
Joe Hegi
Earl King

Homeless Ministry
Staff Liaison - Neil Marsh
Jim Miller
Mark Headley
Hunter Arnold
John Justice
Michael Volk

Hospital Ministry
Staff Liaison - Cliff Hardin
David Triplett
Dustin Barrick
Ed Dedeaux
Kendall Moore
Steve Sanders
Tim Ruth

Marriage Mentoring
Staff Liaison - Preston Crowe
Mark Amis
Philip Blaylock
Allan Carter
Rusty Hall
Stephen Lary
Tom McDonnel
Allen Pavette
Adam Welch

Next Gen
Staff Liaison - Shaun Selman
Charlie Shearer
Garrett May
James Rigney
Jason Vasser
Eric Saffle
Thomas Jenkins
Tripp Dixon
Robbie Groves

Prayer MInistry
Staff Liaison - Melinda Hendrix
Eric Chancellor
James Sullivan
Jim Hust
Sidney Smith
Bob Stanley
Rob Lehman
Richard Crowder
Joey Babb
Wesley Whitehead
Kell Smith
Sam Riden

Prison Ministry
Staff Liaison - Rowland Hall
Jarrett Taylor
Wesley Dodd
Will Martin
Rod Winstead
Chris McGuffey

Worship Arts
Staff Liaison - Mike Haight
Ken Jones
Paul Goss
Scotty Parrish
Tommy Miskelly
Walter Lewis
Keith Winstead