The purpose of the Deacons Ministry is to glorify God through faith and obedience by serving and ministering to the practical needs of widows, the poor and orphan members within His Church at COBC and in the community. As a part of this responsibility, the Deacons oversee the benevolence offerings. The Deacons are also responsible for the preparation required for the Lord’s Supper and baptisms.
The deacons for 2017 are: Mike Gohr, Richard Henry, Roger Davis, Tim Nobles, Eric Yungkurth, Wayne Whatley, Craig Johnson, Dennis O. and Gary Wright.
From the Church Bylaws:
The Deacons shall be chosen in the same manner as the Elders. Their term of office will be consistent with that of Elder. It is recommended that the number of Deacons be determined by a ratio of one Deacon to ten households. The Deacon ministry shall include, but not be limited to widows or otherwise disadvantaged persons, such as the sick and the needy, and to prepare and serve the Lord’s Supper. An annual review of each Deacon will be performed in a manner consistent with the annual Elder review.