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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

2022 Deacon Leadership Team

Chairman: Bill Moak

Vice-Chairman: David Triplett

Communications Director: Andy Loving 

Ministry Coordinators: Forrest W. Ashworth, Walter Lewis, Keith Purvis, and Thomas Watrous

Deacon Ministry Teams

Churchwide/Operations Events
Staff Liaison - Steve Mulhollen
Mark Amis
Tad Barham
Eric Chancellor
Lance Dillon
Jamie Fry
Butch Hammack
David Jones
Jim Kitchens
Keith Purvis
Ronald Russell
 
Community Impact
Staff Liaison - Rowland Hall
Vern Boothe
Brent Cofield
Tom McDonnell
Ross Mitchell
Trey Pace
Chandler Pleasant
Danny Prince
Keith Purvis
Gardner Richey
Brad Stevens
Rod Winstead
 
Connections
Staff Liaison - Harvey Ellis
Forrest Ashworth
Brian Clark
Sam Cockroft
Kyle Dickerson
Allen McGehee
Greg Paczak
Clark Pullen
Chad Rhoden
Philip Richards
Bill Slaughter
Kell Smith
 
Grace Ministry
Staff Liaison - Shaun Selman
Joe Hegi
Michael McElroy
Charles Morris
Jamie Porter
Thomas Watrous
 
Groups Ministry
Staff Liaison - Jay Fletcher
Forrest Ashworth
Jonathan Ford
James McCay
Sam Riden
Eric Saffle
Sidney Smith
Jason Vassar
 
Homeless Ministry
Staff Liaison - Neil Marsh
Hunter Arnold
Mark Headley
John Justice
Jim Miller
Michael Volk
Thomas Watrous
 
Hospital Ministry
Staff Liaison - Cliff Hardin
Dustin Barrick
Frank Carlisle
Ed Dedeaux
Knox Graham
Gary Haygood
Kendall Moore
Steve Sanders
Thomas Watrous
 
Next-Gen - Preschool
Staff Liaison - Amy Elizabeth Cockroft/Lauren Sisco
David Cox
Robby Groves
Thomas Jenkins
Walter Lewis
Will Martin
James Rigney
Adam Welch
 
Next-Gen - Middle School
Staff Liaison - Richard Denson/Josh Kinsley
Allan Carter
Walter Lewis
Chris Mardis
Tommy Miskelly
Jimmy Saxton
Charlie Shearer
 
Prayer Ministry
Staff Liaison - Melinda Hendrix
Joseph Babb
Jason Brooks
Raleigh Cutrer
Jim Hust
Mike Jones
Rob Lehmann
Harvey Luby
Keith Purvis
Mark Roberson
James Strickland
James Sullivan
Austin Woodward
 
Prison Ministry
Staff Liaison - Rowland Hall
Forrest Ashworth
Wesley Dodd
Chris McGuffey
Jarrett Taylor
Wesley Whitehead
 
Worship Arts
Staff Liaison - Mike Haight
Thomas Allen
Kyle Cammack
Austin Cooley
Joe Evans
Ken Jones
Earl King
Walter Lewis
Dan Olson
Allen Pavatte