are those men whom the congregation chooses to watch over the church's physical and
temporal concerns. We find the first deacons being ordained in
Acts 6 and
for the very specific purpose of relieving the elders from having to deal
with the physical needs of the people. This, then, allows for the elders to
devote themselves more fully to the ministry of the Word and prayer, without
distraction. Deacons, therefore, are a tremendous blessing from the Lord
not only to the people, but to the pastors. We see in these two offices of
elder and deacon the two-fold care and concern of the Good and Great
Shepherd, Jesus. Through the ministry of elders, Jesus cares for His
church's spiritual needs, and through the ministry of deacons, Jesus cares
for His church's temporal needs.
Tom has been a deacon at TRBC since 2001. He is married to Jennifer and they
have three daughters. Tom works in finance and in his free time he likes camping
with his family, grilling, and live music.
Bob has been a deacon at TRBC since 1998. He
has recently retired. In his free time he enjoys hiking
Drew has been a deacon at TRBC since 2008. He is married to Heidi and they
have five children. Drew works for SANS Solutions as a
director of Engineering. He enjoys spending time with his wife, playing with
his kids and riding motorcycles.
Don has been a deacon at TRBC since 2011. He is retired and works part-time
for JetBlue Airways. He enjoys travelling with his wife Ruby, and spending
time with his grandchildren.
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