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Our Elders

Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood. The Apostle Paul, to the elders of the church in Ephesus, in Acts 20:28

In the New Testament, each individual congregation was led by a group of faithful men called elders, or shepherds (pastors), or overseers. Under Christ as head of the church, elders are responsible for leading their congregation spiritually, helping each soul grow in faithfulness to God. Our elders/shepherds/overseers are men who our church family has found to meet God’s description of an elder in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9, and who have accepted the task of spiritually leading our church family.

Mickey Barker

Mickey Barker has served as an elder since November, 2014. He and his wife, Michele, have 1 son and 1 daughter. Mickey loves almost anything outdoors, and his hobbies include Tennessee Vols football, snorkeling, playing golf, gardening, duck hunting, and spending time with his wife and kids. As an elder, his areas of responsibility include…

Dick Deising

Dick Deising has served as an elder since November, 2014. He and his wife, Judy, have 2 children, 2 grandchildren, and 4 step-grandsons. His main hobbies are writing poetry (and creating art to illustrate it), writing devotional books, and developing Bible study classroom books and materials. As an elder, his areas of responsibility include Silver…

Kenny Harris

Kenny Harris has served as an elder since February, 2005.  He and his wife, Donna, have 2 daughters and 1 grandson.  Kenny is a big fan of the Memphis Tigers, and he also enjoys working in his yard and spoiling his grandson.  He has a great interest in Costa Rica missions and regularly travels to…

Don Hutson

Don Hutson has served as an elder since November, 2014. He and his wife, Dana, will celebrate their 25th Anniversary in October, 2015.   Don enjoys attending games and track meets to watch their daughter, Deanna, a 9th Grader at Harding. Other hobbies include yard work, hiking in the Smokey Mountains, and sitting on the beach. As…

Larry Jackson

Larry Jackson has served as an elder since 1998. His family was one of the original families that helped plant the Great Oaks congregation in 1992. He and his wife, Pattye, have 4 children, 11 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren.   Larry takes a great interest in the Ukraine missions, making mission visits there regularly. His favorite…

Lynn Parrish

Lynn Parish has served as an elder since February, 2005. He and his wife, Donna, have 2 sons and 1 grandson. Lynn enjoys cross trail biking, reading history, and Memphis Grizzlies basketball. As an elder, his responsibilities include Adult Ministry, Audio-Visual, and Worship.

Mark Pledge

Mark Pledge has served as an elder since February, 2005.  He and his wife, Roberta, have been married for 41 years.  They have 3 children, 1 grandchild and another grandchild due in March 2015.  Mark enjoys fishing as a hobby.  He and a fellow elder, Larry Jackson, have caught and supplied the fish for numerous…

Michael Williams

Michael Williams has served as an elder since November, 2014. He and his wife, Tawanna, have 1 son and 2 daughters. His hobbies include fitness workouts, golfing, and DIY Projects around the house. As an elder, his areas of responsibilities include Involvement, our GO ministry booklet, and Prison Ministry.