Deacons

Serve. Unify. Lead.

Each year, the Broadmoor Family is invited to offer nominations for qualified men to serve as deacons. After a careful vetting process, qualified nominees meet with our pastors, as well as with our Deacon Nominee Review Team. Once accepted and approved by the church body, these men are ordained and celebrated in a special evening service. 

Biblical Qualifications

Acts 6:1-6 NIV

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.

  1. Full of the Holy Spirit
  2. Full of Wisdom
  3. Full of Faith
  4. Worthy of Respect
  5. Sincere
  6. Not Indulging in Much Wine
  7. Not Pursuing Dishonest Gain
  8. Keep Hold of the Deep Truths of the Faith
  9. The Husband of One Wife
  10. Manages His Children and Household Well

Practical Considerations

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

Qualifications for a Deacon's Wife

1 Timothy 3:11

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

  1. Worthy of Respect
  2. Not a Malicious Talker
  3. Temperate
  4. Trustworthy in Everything

Active Deacons (Term Expires 2020)

  • Rick Adams
  • Lance Allen
  • Adam Barham
  • Nick Bradshaw
  • Philip Chustz
  • Richard Crowder
  • Patton Ford
  • Dan Garvey
  • Jay Gulley
  • Roosevelt Greenwood
  • Brad Hathorn
  • Drew Hegi
  • Thomas Jenkins
  • Stephen Lary
  • Walter Lewis
  • John Mallett
  • Charles Morris
  • Keith Purvis
  • Rod Winstead
  • Will White

 

Active Deacons (Term Expires 2019)

  • Monty Clark
  • Cole Fortenberry
  • Rusty Hall
  • Bobby Higginbotham
  • Rob Lehmann
  • Allen McGehee (Vice Chairman of Deacons)
  • Mike McMullan
  • Tim McWilliams
  • Jordan Miller
  • Perry Rigby
  • Tim Ruth
  • Ron Russell
  • James Sullivan
  • Jason Vassar
  • Thomas Watson

Active Deacons (Term Expires 2018)

  • Joey Babb
  • Miles Backstrom
  • Keith Ball
  • Allan Carter
  • Brian Clark
  • Jason Griffin
  • Dale Hancock
  • Gary Haygood
  • Marc Hearst
  • Joel Holden
  • Greg Johnston
  • Stewart Lee
  • Brooks Lemly
  • Marty Milstead
  • Steve Mulhollen
  • Jonathan Owen
  • Ben Pace (Chairman of Deacons)
  • Chad Rhoden
  • James Rigney 
  • Bridgforth Rutledge
  • Steve Sanders
  • Barri Shirley
  • Chuck Stewart
  • Bill Thomas
  • Daryl Weaver

Past Deacons (Term Expired 2017)

  • Scott Allen
  • Chad Berry
  • Philip Blaylock
  • Ed Dedeaux
  • Butch Hammack
  • Steve Hendrix
  • Jim Hust
  • Joe Kirchner
  • Tom McDonnell
  • Lee Miller
  • Tommy Miskelly
  • Wade Phillips
  • Sam Riden
  • Adam Welch