Elders & Deacons

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Elders

What are elders?
 
In Titus 1:5-9, Paul lays out who should lead local congregations. Paul says to “appoint elders” in every town. Thus, “elders” are the people who lead our church. Elders are members of the church who are nominated by the congregation to serve as the spiritual leaders of the church. Elders  serve 3 year terms and each year, a new ‘class” of 2-3 elders are elected by the members of our church each year. River City Church is led by eight Ruling (i.e. volunteer) Elders and one Teaching (paid) Elder.
Janet Clark
Claim to Fame:
Janet has been at River City longer than anybody!
 
Involved in:
Clerk of Session
Kyle Considder
Claim to Fame:
Owns a goat that he won at a Farmer’s Market
 
Involved in:
Finance Committee
Matthew Coon
Claim to Fame:
Grew up in DeBary, looks an awful lot like Charles Spurgeon
 
Involved in:
Adult Discipleship Committee
Sherry McGill
Claim to Fame:
Oversaw hundreds of employees during her career
 
 
Involved in:
Missions Committee
Cathy Moran
 
Claim to Fame:
Grew up in beautiful Alaska!
 
 
Involved in: Prayer Team
Tom Morris Claim to Fame: Played football at Auburn (War Eagle!)
 

Involved in: Kid’s Ministry & Preschool

Shaune Preston
Claim to Fame:
Missionary/Graphic Designer for Ethnos360 in Sanford, FL
 
 
Involved in:
Prayer Team
Jim Winter
Claim to Fame:
Loves the Ole Miss Rebels, and served as a USAF colonel
 
 
Involved in:
Personnel Ministry

 

Deacons

What are deacons?
 
Deacons are well-attested in the New Testament. Whereas elders seek to serve the spiritual needs of the congregation (and surrounding community), deacons are called to serve the physical needs of the congregation (and surrounding community). Having both elders and deacons in the local church is an incredible blessing for congregants to experience the blessings of being members of the body of Christ.
 
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 worth of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything. A deacon must be faithful to his wife and must manage his children and his household well. 1 Timothy 3:8-12
Barb Davis
 
Involved in:
Mercy Ministry
Alex Fox
 
Involved in:
Mercy Ministry
Orlenna Garris
 
Involved in:
Mercy Ministry
Harlow Hyde
 
Involved in:
Mercy Ministry
Wilma Ripple 
 
Involved in:
Mercy Ministry
Scott Rulapaugh
 
Involved in:
Mercy Ministry
Dave Wright 
 
Involved in:
Facility Care