Meet our Deacons

A deacon is a servant leader, selected by the congregation to help lead and guide the church.

There should be a variety of gifts among the deacon board so that each deacon is given the chance to use those gifts. Some may be good at pastoral care, some good at welcoming new people to the church, some good at helping the “least of these.” Each gift that is brought to the table is important and should be used in order to lift up and call out the gifts of others in the congregation.

Deacons also help support the ministerial staff in the work they are doing by providing insight and offering ideas in suggestions. Since they are “on the ground” with the congregation, they should be a good representation and sounding board for the needs and desires of the congregation.


The following are deacons at first baptist decatur:

Eddie Campbell   Serving through 2019

Eddie Campbell

Serving through 2019

Cecil Cannon   Serving through 2019

Cecil Cannon

Serving through 2019

Darren Draper   Serving through 2019

Darren Draper

Serving through 2019

June Gay   Serving through 2019

June Gay

Serving through 2019

Bill Neal (Deacon Chair)   Serving through 2019

Bill Neal (Deacon Chair)

Serving through 2019

Christina Vanzant   Serving through 2019

Christina Vanzant

Serving through 2019

David Clark-Stuart   Serving through 2020

David Clark-Stuart

Serving through 2020

Charlie Hunter   Serving through 2020

Charlie Hunter

Serving through 2020

Carla Stanford   Serving through 2020

Carla Stanford

Serving through 2020

Lorin Boren   Serving through 2021

Lorin Boren

Serving through 2021

Carol Hadley   Serving through 2021

Carol Hadley

Serving through 2021

Nancy Norman   Serving through 2021

Nancy Norman

Serving through 2021

Randall Hampton   Serving through 2019

Randall Hampton

Serving through 2019

Tracy Pondo   Serving through 2019

Tracy Pondo

Serving through 2019

Lou Ann Brown   Serving through 2020

Lou Ann Brown

Serving through 2020

Joyce Garrett   Serving through 2020

Joyce Garrett

Serving through 2020

Jenn McCurdy   Serving through 2020

Jenn McCurdy

Serving through 2020

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Sylvia Chandler   Serving through 2021

Sylvia Chandler

Serving through 2021

Jeremy Lewis   Serving through 2021

Jeremy Lewis

Serving through 2021

Quentin Pirkle   Serving through 2021

Quentin Pirkle

Serving through 2021

Carol May   Serving through 2019

Carol May

Serving through 2019

Todd Smith   Serving through 2019

Todd Smith

Serving through 2019

Damon Corn   Serving through 2020

Damon Corn

Serving through 2020

Jim Harrison   Serving through 2020

Jim Harrison

Serving through 2020

Jill Rhodes   Serving through 2020

Jill Rhodes

Serving through 2020

Susan Bennett   Serving through 2021

Susan Bennett

Serving through 2021

Beth Furuta   Serving through 2021

Beth Furuta

Serving through 2021

Scott Morris   Serving through 2021

Scott Morris

Serving through 2021

Peggy Smith   Serving through 2021

Peggy Smith

Serving through 2021