The leadership of the church at Concord is based on the pattern we find in the New Testament. God's plan for local churches includes oversight provided by elders (1 Tim 3:1-7; Tit 1:5-9). In the Bible these men are referred to as “shepherds” or “pastors” (Eph 4:11), “bishops” or “overseers” (Acts 20:28), and “leaders” (Heb 13:7; 1 Thes 5:12).
Concord church of Christ is shepherded by six men:
The word deacon in the New Testament comes from a word that means “servant” or “support.” In Acts 6:1-6, men were selected by the church in Jerusalem to make sure that the needs of the group were met. Deacons are men who meet certain God-given qualities and are chosen to fill various roles of service (1 Tim 3:8-13). Our deacons are an important part of our work and growth as a church.
The church at Concord is served by 11 deacons:
Andrew Barnes - technology
Bobby Bettis - member care; greeters & ushers
Jeff Blankenship - worship
Tripp Bradley - treasury
Matt Fox - retreats; new member orientation
Victor Gomez - building & grounds
David Groh - benevolence; treasury
Junior Obsaint - youth
Scott Saario - classes
Tommy Sansbury - safety & security
David Satterfield - building & grounds
Please take note of responsibilities across the deacons and refer any questions or requests that you may have to the applicable person.
An evangelist or preacher proclaims the good news of Jesus Christ (Eph 4:11; 2 Tim 4:1-5). They are ministers (Luke 1:2; I Corinthians 3:5; II Corinthians 3:6, 6:4) of the word. To do the work of an evangelist (2 Tim 4:5) is to declare the whole counsel of God (Acts 20:27), to proclaim the “good news” of the kingdom of heaven (Acts 28:30-31), and to speak the truth in love (Eph 4:15). The church at Concord currently supports two full-time and two part-time local ministers: Adam Jones, Cameron Meeks, Jeff Corey, and Richard Dowdy.