Ministry of Deacons

a lay officer appointed to assist a minister, especially in secular affairs

Eternal's Deacons are brothers and sisters who come alongside people to help them practice Gospel in their everyday lives and/or help meet communal needs.

In the Bible, we see four functional roles of the position of Deacon:


Life can get messy. 

Where do you go when your marriage is hurting? Who can you talk to about job loss or insecurity about the future? How do you deal with past or present hurts out of faith, and not out of fear? Our HELPS Deacons want to walk with you through the confusion and mess and get to a place of growth and health. If you need help, you know where to go...


"we are always one or the other – we are either hosts, or we are guests."

~ Rosaria Butterfield, the gospel comes with a house key

Everyone wants a place to know and to become known. 

Eternal Church has been nomadic and mobile since its inception 15 years ago. Whenever and wherever we gather, we seek to create a welcoming environment for our all of us...whether visitors or regulars! We build potential for community connection by creating safe and Spirit-centric spaces for people to know each other and to become known. Our HOSPITALITY Deacons help put people to work at creating these welcoming environments where outsiders can come in, and strangers can become friends and family.


Stewards of structures and stuff. 

Whether it's caring for the space that we temporarily lease for worship on Sundays, or caring for "The Shack" office space that God has blessed us with for midweek activities, our PROPERTY Deacons keep eyes and hands on our facilities and equipment to make sure it stays in good working condition. If you're a tinkerer and looking for a place to serve or see something in our facilities that needs fixing, please contact us by clicking the button below.


"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."

"You cannot serve god and money."

~ Matthew 6:21, 24(b) (ESV) ~

In our culture, our temporary treasures may be our greatest source of temptation hindering us from passionately following Jesus. How do we rightly exercise ownership over the money and management of our stuff so that it doesn't own us? If we cannot serve God and money, how do we choose God in a world that seems to run on money? When we get into a rough spot financially, how to we faithfully, spiritually, get out? Our STEWARDSHIP Deacons work with people who are seeking financial freedom and have a desire to bring their stewardship under the lordship of Jesus Christ. 

Meet your Deacons.

Chris Noll

Cori Rockey

Emily Zimmer

Garrett Copeland

                    Glen Thompson

John Shumate

Kim Gray

Linda Deane

Nancy Swicegood

                 Neville Marcus

Scott Patterson

Stacey Lowther

Steve Trubiano

Additional Biblical Information regarding Deacons

Frequently asked questions about qualifications, requirements, duties, and more