Staff/Leadership

OUR STAFF AND CHURCH LEADERSHIP

Elders, Deacons/Deaconesses and Trustees

 

The framework for leadership at the Durkeetown Baptist is found in the Holy Scriptures. The Bible establishes two offices (Elders and Deacons) for leadership over the church. The responsibilities of these two offices are to be carried out by godly men who are appointed by the local church. 

Council of Elders 

     Pastor Mike Neigh 

     Pastor Ken Prater

     Jim Wever

     Todd Andrews   

Elders at OneLife

      Brian Wilbur

     Chris Miller

Elders - we believe in a plurality of mature, godly, male Elders who lead, guard and teach the Church in keeping with the following Biblical instruction: 1 Peter 5:1-4; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Timothy 3:1-7. At present we have four Elders: Two are full-time, paid, ordained ministers of the gospel. Two Elders are either retired or presently employed in full-time work outside the church and serving within the Council.   

Deacons

      Jerry Armstrong

      John Colvin

      Chuck Dutcher

      Dave Holck (Chair)

      Stan Miller 

Deacons - we believe in a plurality of mature, godly, male deacons who care for the needs of the congregation in areas of spiritual encouragement, overseeing physical needs, care for the poor, widows and orphans. (1 Timothy 3:8-10, 12-13)  

 

 

We believe the Bible would also teach that the church is to "do all things properly and in an orderly manner" (1 Corinthians 14:40). In light of this instruction, we have organized additional levels of  leadership offices that will help us keep things proper and in an orderly manner.  

Deaconesses

     Bonnie Armstrong

     Lynda Bolio

     Joanne Dutcher

     Linda Earsing

     Charlene Harrington

     Stacey Jarvis

     Marjie Knorr

     Kelly Miller 

     Kathy Van Wie

Deaconness - a council of mature, godly women who are charged with care for the needs of ladies within the congregation, helping our deacons in caring for the poor, widows and orphans.

Trustees

     Dave Earsing

     Ray Jenks (Chair)

     Bob Stein

     Jim Wever

 

Trustees - a council of six mature, godly men who are charged with care for the church facility and finances.

 

Within the structure of our leadership framework, all leadership teams are under the jurisdiction of the Council of Elders. Each leadership team meets monthly and about four times a year we all gather together for prayer, instruction and planning.  

 

MINISTRY APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

 

Apprentices

     Chris Miller

     Zachary Prater

     Nick Miller

     Steve Randles

     Brian Herrick

     Sarah Soules

Apprentices - men and women being trained in our church by our church leaders and for our church.

Believing one of the primary responsibilities of the Elders is to develop church leaders by identifying, training and discipling those gifted to teach and lead, they have developed the Ministry Apprenticeship Program. The vision is to train up leaders who are studying and serving in their local church community.