Deacon Nomination 2020

Guidelines to be Considered Before Nominating Men to be Deacons

  • They should meet all the qualifications stated in I Timothy 3:8-12 and Acts 6:3.  
  • They should be men who have a good reputation in the community.  
  • They should not be in a business nor participate in activities which would damage their witness for our Lord.
  • They should be members of the church, along with their families, and be active in church life to include regular church service attendance.
  • They should be men who are positive in their outlook and supportive of the decisions and vision of the church body.
  • They should hold a high regard for marriage and family life.
  • They should be sound in their doctrine, not teaching those things which are against the doctrines of the church.
  • They should be men who control their tongues by not using profane language or spreading gossip within the community.
  • They should not use alcoholic beverages or be in a business which markets such beverages.
  • They should be tithers and good stewards of what God has entrusted to them.

Active Deacons

Bill Bechtold
David Burch
Nate Cooper
Lonny Hamilton
Hardy Ingram
Wayne Knutson
Chuck Moore
Steven O'Neal
Mike Phillips
Daniel Rolfe
JC Stubbs
Mike Turnbow
Gene Twilleager
Alva Walker
Mike Wilburn
Raiford Williams
Brent York
Current active deacons do not need to be nominated again.

Church Membership and Age Requirements

To be eligible for nomination, the man must have been a resident member of First Baptist Church for at least six months and be 25 years of age or older, as of September 1, 2020.
Deacon Election Committee members are: Nancy Carley, SueAnn Brockett, Debbie Rolfe, Chuck Moore, Wayne Knutson, and Nate Cooper.