Deacons, likewise, should be worthy of respect, not hypocritical, not drinking a lot of wine, not greedy for money, holding the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. And they must also be tested first; if they prove blameless, then they can serve as deacons. Wives, too, must be worthy of respect, not slanderers, self-controlled, faithful in everything. Deacons must be husbands of one wife, managing their children and their own households competently. For those who have served well as deacons acquire a good standing for themselves, and great boldness in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.   
I Timothy 3:8-13 (HCSB)

In Acts 6, we are told that the number of believers was growing so rapidly the disciples were getting complaints that the widows were being neglected. The ministry was simply too much for the disciples to handle alone. This is when the Biblical office of deacon was established – to help get ministry accomplished. 

The deacon body at Abba’s House does that very thing – ministry service. They serve communion, help with altar counseling, visit the sick, guard the unity, and do so many other things. They are a critical piece of our ministry and Biblical model of Christian service. They represent you and they serve you.

Every year we nominate men to serve as deacons, then hold an election. 

Please pray as you nominate up to 30 men to serve Abba’s House. Any member of this church may nominate any man of the church who has been a member for one year and who meets the scriptural qualifications. A list of our deacons who are currently serving is listed below. They are not eligible to be nominated.  Also, church staff members are not eligible.

Nominations are due by June 30.

Nominate deacons to serve

Current Abba's House Deacons

Serving through 2024

John Carlisle

Jimmy Cooke

Toby Downs

Raymond Farley

John Giles

Shane Stanley

James Tanner

Serving through 


Bingo Allen

Brian Arnold

Carl Scarbrough

Geoffrey Cook

Glenn Crowe

Jim Fugate

Joey Taylor

Nathan Cone

Raymond Harrison

Ron Carelli

Scott Smith

Sean Weldon

Steven Howell

Tony Quarles

Serving through 


Chris Collins

Dale Vandergriff

Robert Roberts

Wil Blowe