Cottonwood Creek Welcomes New Deacons


"Deacons, likewise, are to be men worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain. They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience. They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons."

On October 25, 2020, an ordination of the newest Deacons of Cottonwood Creek was celebrated for the following:


  • Larry Anthony
  • Todd Carter
  • Stan DeYager
  • Tim Granberry
  • Art Goerlitz
  • Tim Hartman
  • Rex Hise
  • Selvin Hobbs
    Mary Kay
  • Tom Leddy
  • Todd Lehmann
  • David Paul
  • Steve Powers
  • Beolan Sanford
  • Dan Stoltzfus
  • Doug Trent
  • Brantley Walch

During their ordination, the new Deacons were recognized as men who exemplified the qualities described in I Timothy: respectful, sincere, excellent standing, and most of all, they have a great faith in Jesus Christ. 

The ordination was a recognition of these qualities, as well as a time of encouragement.Additionally, Senior Pastor John Mark Caton gave the Deacon charges, which reminded the Deacons of the duties they have been selected to fulfill. Finally, the deacons received a prayerful embrace, and following that, a blessing was given as they were welcomed into their new role in our church. 

As we gladly receive these leaders and pillars of our church, we recognize the great responsibility they have chosen to take joyfully onto their shoulders.

In Acts 6, the Deacons of the church were chosen to care for widows, whom beforehand had been overlooked. The disciples gathered and decided they would choose men of Spirit and wisdom to give their full attention to those in need.

Today, our disciples perform those same biblical tasks. The Deacons of Cottonwood Creek serve our church in many ways: greeting new members, inviting people in our community to church, leading Life Groups, helping show the love of Jesus to those in need, and so much more. 

We are so grateful to those who have stepped up to this essential position in our church, and we want to take a moment to specifically thank them for their dutiful service and powerful faithfulness. 

As we move into a new year and a new season at our church, we are so excited to have such wonderful Deacons serving our church family. Please feel free to reach out to congratulate and encourage any of our newly ordained Deacons.