Our Elders

Our Deacons

Our Ministers

Following biblical teaching, the Rogersville church of Christ looks to Jesus Christ as its head. Since Christ is the Head and Leads Our Church, why do we have Elders? Because everything that we do must meet His approval through His Holy Scriptures. This includes the way we organize our leadership and as pointed out in Titus 1:5, we are directed to appoint Elders.

To facilitate the work of the church and accomplish our mission, we must depend upon the efforts of individual Christians who serve in various ways. Members of the Rogersville church of Christ have appointed the following men who we believe fit the qualifications outlined in Titus 1:6-9, to be our Elders (or "shepherds"). As such, they oversee the spirituality of the congregation. We are so blessed to have such a wonderful group of men with whom we entrust the direction, the care, and the growth of our church family.

Mickey Beavers
Mickey Beavers
Financial, worship, Fellowship, Administration

Larry Jones
Larry Jones
Missions

David Patterson
David Patterson
Youth

Randall Tucker
Randall Tucker
Congregational Involvement, Benevolence, Building & Grounds

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  Our Deacons

Since the Rogersville church of Christ looks to Jesus Christ as its head and Elders have been appointed, why do we have Deacons? The Greek word (diakonos) translated "deacon" means servant, and is so translated in Matthew 23:11 and John 12:26. It can be said then that a Deacon is someone who is chosen to assist the elders of a congregation in carrying out their responsibilities as 1 Peter 5:2.

While the Elders oversee the spirituality of the congregation, Deacons are responsible for seeing to the daily needs of our church and our community. Members of the Rogersville church of Christ have the following men who we believe fit the qualifications outlined in I Timothy 3:8-13, to be our Deacons.

Alan Compton
Alan Compton
Mission Works

James Embry
James Embry
Media, Worhsip

Shane Lee
Shane Lee
Lads to Leaders

Brock Owens
Brock Owens
Finance

Trent Patterson
Trent Patterson
Junior High & Adult Education

Terrell Phillips Family
Terrell Phillips
Education, Building & Grounds

Derek Pigg Family
Derek Pigg
Youth

Dale Stevens
Dale Stevens
Building & Grounds

Ricky Wilbanks
Ricky Wilbanks
Fellowship

Frank Word
Frank Word
Local Evangelism, Building & Grounds

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  Our Ministers

Bayes Family

      Brother Alex Bayes began his preaching career in 1999 at the Greenwood church of Christ in Greenwood, Mississippi. A graduate of Freed - Hardeman University, he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies. Brother Alex presented his first sermon as our "pulpit" minister on Sunday, March 4th, 2007.

      In addition to being a full-time minister, Alex and his wife Andra provide home-schooling for two of their five children: Avery, Kate, Hannah, Tanner, and Dillon.

 

      Brother Kevin Turbeville grew up in Dresden, TN and attended Freed-Hardeman University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Bible. He served as an admissions counselor for 3 years at Freed-Hardeman. From September 2008 to May 2010, Brother Kevin served as the assistant director for the University of North Alabama Christian Student Center and was the College Minister for the Wood Avenue church of Christ in Florence, AL.

      Kevin's wife, Leila Nicole (Mashburn) also attended Freed-Hardemand and is from Lawrenceburg, TN.

Kevin & Leila Turbeville
 
Windell Gann

      Brother Windell Gann served the congregation as pulpit minister from 1986 until his retirement in 2006. He holds several degrees in Bible with a background in Religious Education. Brother Gann still teaches Bible classes and does pulpit fill-in as needed.

      Preaching the gospel for over 40 years, he served various congregations in Ohio and Alabama. Many of his sermons and Bible Class materials can be found on this web site and on his personal web site.

Visit Brother Gann's Sermons & Bible Studies Resource Page

Overseers and Deacons

I Timothy 3: [1]"Here is a trustworthy saying: If anyone sets his heart on being an overseer, he desires a noble task. [2]Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, [3]not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. [4]He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect. [5](If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God's church?) [6]He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil. [7]He must also have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the devil's trap.

[8]Deacons, likewise, are to be men worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain. [9]They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience. [10]They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons.

[11]In the same way, their wives are to be women worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything. [12]A deacon must be the husband of but one wife and must manage his children and his household well. [13]Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus." (NIV)