Elders, Deacons & Assistants

Our current Elders, Deacon, and Assistants:

Elder:  David Rhoads
Elder Assistant:  Beth Buckner, Michele Corbett, Kim Elliott, Jackie Vance
Deacon:  Joel Baumgartner
Deacon Assistant:  Marian Donahue, Rebecca Lew, Tom Graham
 
Elders are ordained to Shepherd and Oversee the health of the church. Oversight involves assessing and promoting the health of our church. Shepherding means making sure that everyone in our church is being cared for.

Deacons are ordained to Shepherd and Serve the needs of the church. Shepherding means caring for people. Serving means meeting the physical needs of people and caring for the church’s facilities.

Elder and Deacon Assistants are servant leaders who will strengthen the ministry of the Elders and Deacons, providing wisdom, perspective, energy, and effort to ensure that all of our needs are understood and met through the ministry of our church.

These men and women have gone through five months of training in theology and ministry. They have passed written and oral exams covering the subjects of Bible, Westminster Confession of Faith, our Book of Church Order, and practical ministry experience. And they have been voted on upon by the members of Harbor City Church.

To read the full job descriptions for elders, deacons, and assistants, please click here. We also expect all of our leaders to embody our church’s five values.

We are so excited about these men and women! They are committed to Jesus and His church. They are eager to lead and serve in these roles.  

For more information on these roles, please revisit the sermon series we preached through last year.